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TEXAS EDITION – BELEN ROBLES. From El Paso, TX, Carlos Spector-Calderón hosts this interview with Belen Robles, first woman elected to the highest leadership position with the League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest Latino organization. A resident from El Paso, Robles also comments on the recent election of another Texan woman, unionist Rosa Rosales, to chair the League of United Latin American Citizens. Robles also comments on the immigration debate and non citizen immigrant soldiers and naturalization applications in the military.
61:19 minutes (56.15 MB)
TEXAS EDITION – NATIONAL DAY OF ADVOCACY. Hundreds of Latino elected officials from around the country are planning to visit Washington, DC, to have meetings with members of Congress urging for a legalization plan. Host Carlos Spector-Calderón talks with Efrain Escobedo, director of voter engagement for NALEO Educational Fund about this and other activities to increase the number of Latino voters.
60:44 minutes (55.6 MB)
TEXAS EDITION – ROSA ROSALES. Host Carlos Spector-Calderón interviews the newly elected president of the League of United Latin American Citizens, Rosa Rosales. The long-time grassroots activist, a former unionist, talks about her agenda in pressing areas such as immigration policy and workers rights, as the new head of the oldest Latino Organization.
60:38 minutes (55.52 MB)
EDICIÓN TEXAS: NUEVA PROPUESTA MIGRATORIA REPUBLICANA. El conductor Carlos Spector-Calderón comenta una nueva reforma migratoria propuesta por dos legisladores republicanos. Los legisladores dicen que están tratando de crear consenso entre las propuestas migratorias emanadas de ambas cámaras legislativas. ¿Es esta nueva iniciativa viable o sólo atizará más la polémica dentro del debate migratorio?
60:41 minutes (55.57 MB)
TEXAS EDITION – ELECTION RESULTS. Host Carlos Spector-Calderón in El Paso, TX, provides a report on the day-after election results, including the
battle for Congress and the expected growth of Latino representatives in state legislatures. Guest researchers comment on the outcome and the anticipated impact on national and regional policy-making.
Lydia Camarillo, Vice President, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, San Antonio, TX; Peter Zamora, regional counsel, MALDEF, Washington, DC.
60:44 minutes (55.61 MB)
TEXAS EDITION – ANTI-IMMIGRANT BILLS IN TEXAS. A dozen bills restricting state and local services for the undocumented have been filed by conservative lawmakers in the Texas legislature. One bill would deny automatic citizenship benefits for children born in Texas to undocumented parents. Another imposes fees on remittances that are sent from Texas to Mexico and Latin America. Carlos Spector-Calderón looks into the prospects for these bills.
Marisa Olivares-Rummell, National Vice President, Republican National Hispanic Assembly, Houston, TX.
ALSO, PESOS ACCEPTED. In a bold marketing move, Texas-based Pizza Patrón chain started accepting pesos for pizzas. This is considered the first food chain with locations far from the border offering that service.
Ernesto Alonso Hernández, Operations director, Pizza Patrón, Dallas, TX.
60:26 minutes (27.67 MB)
TEXAS EDITION: IMMIGRATION REFORM. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency raises fees for green cards and naturalization procedures; the U.S. Senate begins plans for a new immigration bill; and advocacy groups around the country urge Congress to draft a new policy for immigration reform.These are talking topics for this program hosted by Carlos Spector-Calderón from El Paso.
Congressman Raul Grijalva, Democrat, Tucson; Elba Rodríguez, spokesperson, Sen. John Cornyn, Republican, Texas.
61:34 minutes (28.19 MB)