audio by subject immigrat on politics
MICHOACAN SIMULCAST: IMMIGRATION REFORM AND MEXICO. U.S. Senators return to Washington for a final vote on a broad immigration reform bill. The debate on the floor is scheduled to resume today. In this simulcast with the twelve-station network of Radio Michoacán in Morelia, analysts give their views on the stakes for Mexico, and the feelings of Mexicans on the U.S. immigration debate.
Ana María Salazar, host, Imagen News, Columnist, El Universal, former adviser to President Clinton, Mexico City; Manuel García Urrutia, professor at Universidad latina de América, columnist, La Jornada, Morelia, MX.
60:10 minutes (55.08 MB)
IMMIGRATION EDITION – THE SENATE. U.S. Senators take on the debate over a number of amendments to the “compromise deal”. Demonstrators on both sides of the debate are swamping Capitol Hill with emails and telephone calls. Rosalba Piña hosts this program from Chicago. She interviews newsmakers and facilitates listener calls.
Clarissa Martínez, vocera, Coalición pro Reforma Migratioria Integral, Washington, DC. www.cirnow.org
59:54 minutes (54.85 MB)
A FINAL BILL. A final immigration bill is set to be voted this week. Among the controversial provisions that threaten to derail the proposed legislation are: a point system favoring labor skills over family ties, a guest-worker program, and heavy border security measures. Key negotiators and observers are being invited to this program.
Rep. Mario Díaz-Ballart, Republican, Florida, Washington, DC; Fabiola Rodríguez, Spokesperson, Sen. Clinton's Hillary for President Campaign, Washington, DC; Daniel Restrepo, Director, Proyecto de las Américas, Center for American Progress, Washington, DC; María Echaveste, former White House staff member under President Clinton, lobbyist for United Farm Workers of America, Boston, MA; Attorney Mark Silverman, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, San Francisco, CA, www.ilrc.org
60:39 minutes (55.54 MB)