immigration

12:39am

Fri November 23, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: What's the history of immigration policies in the US?

On today's Your Call, it's our Friday media roundtable and we’ll speak with Pilar Marrero, senior political writer for La Opinion about her new book, 'Killing the American Dream: How Anti-Immigration Extremists Are Destroying the Nation." Marrero explores history of immigration in the US from 1986 when reform received bipartisan support, to today. What's in store for the future of immigration reform and how are the media covering these issues? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar

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12:42pm

Wed August 22, 2012
Education

The path to college for undocumented students gets a little easier

As the summer comes to a close, young adults are saying goodbye to their hometowns, families, and friends as they move on to higher education. But for those who are undocumented, the path to college is much more complicated, a process that many take for granted.

In most parts of the country, students without legal status aren’t eligible for financial aid or scholarships. There is also a lack of guidance from parents, because most students are the first generation to attend an American university. Then there is the constant fear of being deported.

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10:12am

Wed August 22, 2012
Deferred Action

Today on Your Call: How will Deferred Action affect the lives of undocumented youth in the US?

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the new program that allows a limited path to employment for immigrant youth.  It is being called the “Dream Act, lite.”  Is this a step towards more comprehensive immigration reform?  Or is it just an election-year strategy to win votes?  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here. What is the ongoing reality of undocumented people in the US today? It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.


Guests:


Jose Arreola, outreach manager with Educators for Fair Consideration

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12:42pm

Wed August 15, 2012
Politics

New immigration initiative inspires undocumented Americans to DREAM

Rev. Debbie Lee addresses Dreamers on the steps of the Grace Cathedral
Ashleyanne Krigbaum

This morning, thousands of young undocumented immigrants became eligible for temporary legal status due to the implementation of President Obama's policy, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which is considered the most expansive immigration policy to take effect in the past 25 years. The federal initiative grants access to work permits and temporary protection from deportation to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.

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5:58pm

Tue August 7, 2012
Politics

California may choose "trust" over Secure Communities program

Rally at the California State Capitol to protest Arizona's SB 1070. Taken May 1, 2010.
Flickr user Robert Couse-Baker, under CC License http://www.flickr.com/photos/29233640@N07/

It’s been a busy season for immigration issues. In June, President Obama announced that he would halt the deportations of undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as minors. A week and a half later, the Supreme Court struck down most of Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070.

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