undocumented immigration

Inside Richmond's Immigration Detention Center

Mar 5, 2015
Photo by Stephen Southern.

Every month Alex Aldana stands in protest in front of the West County Detention Facility in Richmond. It’s a medium-security jail that holds men and women arrested for or convicted of crimes -- as well as undocumented immigrants. On the first Saturday of December, Aldana tells his story to about a hundred supporters, who are holding posters, noisemakers, and musical instruments.

On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of the recent influx of children crossing the border. How are the media covering the plight of these children and the US’ response? We’ll also talk about coverage of the ongoing Israeli military assault on Gaza. We’ll be joined by the Huffington Post’s Roque Planas, the San Antonio Express’ Kolten Parker and independent journalist, Mohammed Omer joins us from Gaza. Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Luis Flores

Tucked away in the student center at University of California Berkeley, the Undocumented Student Program is designed to be a national model. It makes college possible for students without legal status.

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about renewed calls for a Comprehensive immigration policy. What’s possible for immigration reform now? Both Republicans and Democrats talk about a “path to citizenship." Join us live tat 10 or leave your comment here. What kind of bill do you think would create a more just economy and society?  And who can make it happen?  It’s your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.

Guests:

Anoop Prasad, an immigration staff attorney at the Asian Law Caucus

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.

Here in the Bay Area, we’ve seen the immigration debate manifest itself mostly in a controversy over the federal immigration program Secure Communities. The program requires local jails to share fingerprints of everyone they arrest with immigration enforcement officials. KALW’s Rina Palta sat down with the California Immigrant Policy Center's Jon Rodney to talk about how things are going.

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