immigration reform

On the July 28th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the surge in unaccompanied children entering the US. Since last October, 52000 children have been taken into custody. What are the conditions inside the US Immigration Detention Centers? How should  we resolve the worsening humanitarian crisis? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.

Guests:

Catherine Tactaquin, executive director and co-founder of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights 

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Last June, the U.S. Congress made a landmark decision to pass immigration reform. The new law eliminates the Diversity Immigrant Lottery Visa, also known as the Green Card Lottery. 

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Today, Congress reconvened after summer recess. Immigration advocates had hoped that the comprehensive bill the senate passed back in June would be up for discussion. But with the debate over a possible strike on Syria, and the debt ceiling rearing its head again, and they're worried immigration reform will get buried.

Bay Area views on federal immigration reform

Feb 26, 2013
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City Visions takes up the federal immigration reform debate and explores what the President's proposal could mean for the Bay Area. What are our region's pressing concerns and priorities? More visas for skilled workers? An easier path to citizenship for the undocumented? How can the Bay Area inform and advance the national discussion?

  

2013 is shaping up to be a historic year for marriage equality. The Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, is facing repeal in Congress and the Supreme Court. DOMA is blocking the way for bi-national gay couples to be allowed to stay in the U.S.

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When you are undocumented in this country, it usually means you carry around a very big secret. So naturally, even when the president says he’s getting serious about immigration reform – as he did yesterday in Nevada – it’s still hard for undocumented people to believe they might find a legal place in society.