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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.
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Alfredo Corchado, Mexico bureau chief of the Dallas Morning News received a distinguished prize from Columbia University in New York for covering the deadly beat of drug-related crime and violence along the U.S.-Mexico border, considered one of the most dangerous places to practice journalism in the world. He talks about the growing wave of organized crime and police and government corruption.
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With cultural and artistic activities, hometowns of Jalisco émigrés begin celebrating this week the visit of about
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In this live broadcast from WRTE in Chicago, young immigrants are invited to comment on the current electoral debate on immigration. Republican candidates pledge iron hand. Democrats are hardly talking about immigration policies. Opinion polls show the public is split over unauthorized migrants. And Latinos report their life is worsening as a result of increased enforcement measures.
Local governments and landowners in South Texas are opposing federal plans to build a wall in the U.S./Mexican border. Last month, the Department of Homeland Security gave Texas landowners an ultimatum notice and in recent days announced its intent to use its powers of eminent domain to seize private and municipal lands to build a wall in the border with Mexico. The U.S.
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A car caravan of human rights activists is in the Canadian border after crossing three Western states. They are encouraging voters to hold presidential candidates accountable for their positions on immigration reform. A scheduled meeting with deported activist Elvira Arellano failed to materialize after Canadian customs denied Arellano entrance to Vancouver.
MICHOACÁN SIMULCAST: MIGRANT SECRETARIAT. Michoacán state has created a Secretariat for Migrant Affairs to advocate for the protection of migrant rights and combat poverty in depressed areas.
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IMMIGRATION EDITION - Attorney Rosalba Piña, an immigration law expert, joins this edition from Chicago. She interviews José Uno, an immigrant worker arrested and detained in a recent ICE raid at the offices of Microsolutions Entreprises in Los Angeles. She also answers listener questions about the dos and don’ts when applying for residence and naturalization.
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TEXAS EDITION – MY AMERICAN DREAM. At the age of twelve, Yuliana Gallegos, a young immigrant from Mexico, wrote a book about her obstacles as a newly arrived immigrant. In her book “My American Dream,” Gallegos offers lessons to young newcomers. Currently, the 16-year-old student from Houston gives motivational speeches, appears in book fairs, and has two books in publishing process.
Guest: Yuliana Gallegos, author of the book “My American Dream”, Houston, TX. www.arte.uh.edu
ALSO, SUNI PAZ. In this interview recorded at the annual convention of the California Association for Bilingual Education in San José, CA, an award-winning singer and composer of children and folk music talks about the incredible therapeutic effect that her music has had on autist children.
Guest: Suni Paz, folk singer, composer, guitar player, educator, Los Angeles, CA. www.sunipaz.com
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IMMIGRATION EDITION - Attorney Rosalba Piña, an immigration law expert, joins this edition from Chicago to comment on news developments of the week and answer listener questions about the dos and don’ts when applying for residence and naturalization.
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IMMIGRATION EDITION - Attorney Rosalba Piña, an immigration law expert, joins this edition from Chicago to comment on ongoing plans by immigrant advocates for a renewed season of rallies for immigration reform on May 1. She also answers listener questions about the dos and don’ts when applying for residence and naturalization.
Guest: Emma Lozano, Director, Centro Sin Fronteras, Chicago.
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LITTLE VILLAGE RAIDS: ONE YEAR LATER. On the anniversary of the deportation raids that culminated in the round up of 160 people in the heart of Chicago’s Latino neighborhood, community groups hold an open-microphone forum near the scene of the controversial operation. This program originates live from the studios of WRTE-FM, Radio Arte in Chicago. Guest host Dulce Mora interviews eyewitnesses and immigrant advocates.
Guests: Rosa Carrasco; Flor Crisóstomo; Graciela Alonso Herrera; “Lidia”; Jorge Mújica, Chicago, IL.
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BACKLOGS, E-VERIFY, AND ICE RAIDS. Leading immigrant advocates are being invited to comment on various topics, including the pledge by immigration authorities to clear a high number of backlogged citizenship applications, the community efforts in the San Francisco Bay Area to bring relief for detained immigrant workers and parents who are fearful about ICE raids, and congressional hearings on the E-Verify system.
Guests: Angélica Salas, director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles - CHIRLA; Renee Saucedo, Executive director, Centro Legal de la Raza, and San Francisco Day Laborer Program, San Francisco, CA.
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AMNESTY FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS IN MEXICO. The Mexican Congress passed a bill that eliminates criminal penalties against undocumented immigrants. The new law makes entering the country without authorization a misdeamenor, cancels jail time, and imposes administrative fines for immigration violations. Authors of the initiative are proposing an amnesty bill that would allow undocumented foreigners living in Mexico to regularize their legal status. This is a conversation with Mexican legislators.
ALSO, CHEAPER REMITTANCES AND COMMUNITY INVESTMENT. Immigrant groups from Africa, Asia, Mexico and the United States are joining forces to pressure the remittance industry to make their services more affordable and accessible, and to reinvest part of their profits into local community projects. The conversation focuses on a recent meeting of the worldwide coalition in Mexico City and offers an update on measures being considered by Mexican legislators.
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IMMIGRATION EDITION - Attorney Rosalba Piña, an immigration law expert, joins this edition from Chicago to comment on the latest news on the immigration front. She also answers listener questions about the dos and don’ts when applying for residence and naturalization.
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TRUTH COMMISSION. Home raids by ICE officials are blamed for the widespread fear affecting immigrant communities. Advocates denounce raids have also led to growing human rights violations and propose to establish truth commissions similar to the ones created in South Africa and Latin American countries to investigate a history of state-sponsored terror and restore peace.
Guests: Ana Nájera Mendoza, Youth Coordinator, Main Street Project, Minneapolis, MN; Rocío Villagómez, deportee's wife, Marshalltown, IA; Diego Álvarez, high school student, Marshalltown, IA; Oscar Chacón, member, National Commission on ICE Misconduct and Violations of Fourth Amendment Rights, Chicago, IL. www.mainstreetproject.org
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Attorney Rosalba Piña, an immigration law expert, joins this edition from Chicago to comment on the latest news on the immigration front. She also answers listener questions about the dos and don'ts when applying for residence and naturalization.
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IMMIGRATION EDITION - Attorney Rosalba Piña, an immigration law expert, joins this edition from Chicago to comment on news developments of the week and answer listener questions about the dos and don'ts when applying for residence and naturalization.
IMMIGRATION EDITION – YEAR IN REVIEW. Attorney Rosalba Piña, an immigration law expert, hosts this edition from Chicago. Piña reviews the year and comments on the good and the not-so-good news events that most impacted the lives of immigrants during 2008. She also answers listener questions about the dos and don'ts when applying for residence and naturalization.
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