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Host Rosalba Piña continues a special series to air the views of leading presidential candidates from both the Republican and Democratic Party on immigration reform. This week, Rosalinda Guillén, a community activist from Bellingham, WA, joins this edition to speak on behalf of the presidential campaign of Democrat Bill Richardson. She will talk about Richardson’s views on immigration reform, border control, employer sanctions, guest worker programs and more.
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IMMIGRANT-RIGHTS RALLIES. This is an extended coverage on a day of rallies for immigrant rights around the nation. During this hour, correspondents and listeners provide eye-witness reports from the sites of major marches and rallies. Also, analysts comment on the politics of immigration reform, including the public’s mood, action in the U.S. Congress, and initiatives from the White House.
Rosalinda Guillén, Director, Community to Community, Bellingham, WA
Tomás Villanueva, March Co-Organizer, Yakima, WA
Rufino Domínguez, March Co-organizer, Director, Frente Indígena de Organizaciones Binacionales (FIOB), Fresno, CA
David Schmidt, March Co-organizer, Organizer, Si se Puede Coalition, San Diego, CA
Oscar Chacón, Executive Director, National Alliance of Latin American & Caribbean Communities
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STRIKE IN THE FIELDS. Close to 200 farm workers went on strike last week in Washington State to protest working conditions at Sakuma Brothers Farm. The workers, many of them indigenous migrants from Oaxaca, Mexico, are calling for better wages, housing conditions, sick leave, and a stop to discrimination. The move is unprecedented in the state. This program also includes comments on the H2A or guest worker programs included in the immigration reform plans in the nation's Capitol Hill.
Guest: Rosalinda Guillén, Director, Community to Community Development, Bellingham, WA, http://foodjustice.org