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Nor Kathem has his eye on the clock. He has set the alarm on his phone to go off when his parking meter will expire. He doesn’t want to get a parking ticket in downtown San Jose. 

Kathem has an athlete’s swagger and sense of timing. He has been a refugee in three different countries, so even though he is only 20, he knows a lot about running out of time.

  

Where do Latinos fit in the conversation about police brutality? On the next Your Call, we’ll continue our series on police, community, race, and justice by discussing the relationships between police and Latinos in California. Civil rights groups say cases of police abuse against Latinos are on the rise. Last year in Salinas, four Latino men were killed by police in a span of four months. And how are language barriers and immigration status affecting the relationships between police and Latino communities? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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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.

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