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Julia Preston

National Immigration Correspondent, New York Times

Julia Preston appears in the following:

Wave of Immigration Tests Ill-Equipped System

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Julia Preston, national immigration correspondent for our partner The New York Times, explores the scope of a recent influx in women and children immigrating across the U.S.-Mexico border. Arturo Garino, mayor of Nogales, Arizona, where hundreds of child migrants are, being held weighs in.

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In Immigration Debate, Focus Turns to Texas Border

Monday, June 17, 2013

Migrant traffic across the Southwest border of Texas is on the rise as illegal crossings from Mexico have shifted away from Arizona. This could complicate things on Capitol Hill as the immigration reform bill makes its way through Congress. How will the Obama administration secure a bill that balances some level of forgiveness for illegal immigrants with increased security for border regions?

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'Gang of Eight' to Introduce Bipartisan Immigration Bill This Week

Monday, April 15, 2013

The bipartisan group of senators knows as The Gang of Eight will release their immigration reform bill this week. The proposal is expected to overhaul the current system and give millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States a pathway to citizenship.

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Senate Immigration Reform vs. The President's

Friday, February 01, 2013

Julia Preston, national immigration correspondent for the New York Times, explains the differences between President Obama's immigration reform proposal and the Senate's.

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New Immigration Policy Helps Undocumented with Citizen Relatives

Thursday, January 03, 2013

On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security announced a rule change that will help undocumented immigrants who are immediate relatives of American citizens. Julia Preston, national immigration correspondent for Takeaway partner The New York Times, explains the intricacies of this new policy, which may affect up to one million people. 

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US Citizens Caught in Immigration Crackdown

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Since 2008, the Obama administration has deported over 1 million illegal immigrants, the highest number in six decades. However, this crackdown has not only affected illegal immigrants. A new investigation into the Secure Communities program finds that hundreds of American citizens have been detained because immigration officials thought they were illegal immigrants.

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De Facto DREAM Act

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Julia Preston, national immigration correspondent for the New York Times, discusses the Obama administration's announcement that it would stop deporting young immigrants brought here as children.

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New Immigration Policy Offers Hope to the DREAM-Act Eligible

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

We’re talking about a pretty large number of people across the country, as many as three-quarters of a million, 750,000 people, across the country, who might immediately be eligible if the DREAM Act were to pass.

Julia Preston, national immigration correspondent for the New York Times, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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The New Normal in Immigration Policy? Alabama Passes Stricter Regulations

Friday, June 10, 2011

Alabama has become the latest state to enact very strict new immigration policy.  The new law, signed by Governor Robert Bentley, is said to be the most severe in the country, including Arizona’s controversial SB1070. The new Alabama law will require public schools to verify the immigration status of all elementary and secondary students and will bar enrollment to illegal immigrants seeking to attend college.

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The Big Picture 2010: Immigration

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

For the first segment of our series on the upcoming midterm election, Julia Preston, immigration correspondent for the New York Times, and Scott Wong, reporter for Politico, discuss how immigration reform is shaping the elections—from Arizona to New York.

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Children of Undocumented Immigrants

Friday, August 13, 2010

Julia Preston, national immigration correspondent for the New York Times, discusses the debate heating up about what rights children of undocumented immigrants should have.

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Study Says One in Twelve US Babies Born to an Undocumented Parent

Thursday, August 12, 2010

According to a new study released on Wednesday by the Pew Hispanic Center, roughly one in twelve babies born in the United States in 2008 had at least one parent who was an illegal immigrant. (That is around 8 percent, or roughly 340,000 of the 4.3 million babies born in the U.S. in 2008.) About 85 percent of those parents are Hispanic. This study comes at a time when several Republican senators are asking for a review of the 14th Amendment, which grants automatic citizenship to children born on U.S. soil.

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On To Immigration Reform

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

New York Times national immigration correspondent Julia Preston talks about President Obama's efforts to take up immigration reform -- and whether we should expect to see any majors changes on this front throughout the next year. Joining her will be Maria Elena Salinas, co-anchor of "Noticiero Univision," Univision's network evening news program.

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Following Up: Undocumented Costs

Friday, April 30, 2010

On yesterday's show, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson said, "I tried desperately to ascertain [the] cost/benefit" of immigration. Following up on the cost/benefit analysis are New York Times immigration correspondent Julia Preston along with Pia Orrenius, economist at the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas.

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The Next Big Reform Issue: Immigration?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

After the House's historical vote to reform health care on Sunday, many Americans are asking, what's the next big reform issue? If you ask the thousands of protesters who descended on Washington over the weekend, immigration tops the bill. The last attempt to overhaul the immigration system was defeated in Congress three years ago. 

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Immigrants Axed by American Apparel

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Los Angeles–based clothing company is laying off 1,800 immigrant employees in the coming weeks at the behest of the Obama administration. And it's not just any company — it's American Apparel, a business that has made a name for itself for paying its workers a better-than-fair wage and offering in-factory massages. (And, yes, they have also made a name for themselves with their over-the-top "sex sells" advertising.) Are the layoffs at American Apparel the start of a larger storm to come, in which more companies will be asked to let immigrants go? New York Times immigration reporter Julia Preston gives us the details.

For more, read Julia Preston's article, Immigration Crackdown With Firings, Not Raids, in today's New York Times.

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The Nation's New Take on Immigration

Friday, July 03, 2009

The Obama administration seems to be taking a softer approach to illegal immigrants than the Bush White House did. Gone are the days of Federal Agents swarming a warehouse and making mass arrests. Force is being replaced by fees. The White House said yesterday that they would focus on fines and civil sanctions and not criminal charges when business are suspected of employing large numbers of illegal immigrants. Joining us this morning is New York Times national immigration correspondent Julia Preston.

For more, read Julia Preston's article, U.S. Shifts Strategy on Illicit Work by Immigrants, in The New York Times.

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What's Next for Immigration Reform?

Friday, April 10, 2009

Julia Preston, national immigration correspondent for the New York Times, and Daphne Eviatar of the Washington Independent discuss the Obama administration's plans to tackle immigration reform sooner rather than later. What do you think? On your list of policy priorities, where does immigration reform ...

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Illegal immigration in the era of unemployment

Friday, March 20, 2009

Hispanic immigrants, both legal and illegal, make up eight percent of the labor force in this country. In factory towns like Morristown, Tennessee that figure almost doubles. The tensions in this small town between unemployed workers and illegal immigrants may give us an indication of how the Obama administration will have to approach its immigration policies in the midst of a troubled economy. The Takeaway is joined by Julia Preston, New York Times Immigration Correspondent, who spent six months watching the dynamics of Morristown's labor market.

Julia Preston's story will be available Sunday in the New York Times.

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Military to recruit skilled temporary immigrants

Monday, February 16, 2009

In a new program the U.S. military will begin recruiting skilled immigrants who could become citizens in as little as six months in exchange for three to four years of service. It’s the first time since the Vietnam War that enlistment in the armed forces will be possible for temporary immigrants. Julia Preston, national immigration correspondent for The New York Times, joins The Takeaway to explain the program and the reaction it's getting.

For more, read Julia Preston's article, U.S. Military Will Offer Path to Citizenship in the New York Times.

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