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Green Card Stories

Monday, January 30, 2012

Immigration lawyer Stephen Yale-Loehr talks about putting together the book Green Card Stories, which presents portraits of today’s hardworking immigrants looking to contribute to U.S. society. The book features personal stories by Randolph Sealy and Angela Andrade, two immigrants, and they’ll discuss the debate over immigration in America, which has grown increasingly heated in recent years.

Guests:

Angela Andrade, Randolph Sealy and Stephen Yale-Loehr
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Comments [8]

Steve from Bridgewater NJ

All this talk of immigration is making me jealous! How about a "please explain" segment on EMigration? Where can an American family of four pick up & move TO, live and work legally, and participate fully in the new country's societal and cultural benefits (by which I mean healthcare)?

Jan. 30 2012 01:57 PM
the_hme from NJ

Great conversation! Thank you Leonard! If nothing else, for the moment, the first step that could be taken is the step to legalize the students who are actually already fully integrated into society. Many who have graduated years ago have now been added to the ranks of poverty because on the inability to pursue an education that some legal students take for granted. Most immigrants work hard and do not expect free-hand-out but some are not different then the many US citizens who take advantage of the system. It makes no sense to label ALL when in fact we could say the same of others who have every opportunity to get what they want, but opt for not doing so.

Jan. 30 2012 01:57 PM
Lisa from BKLYN

Your guest said that we used to offer free english classes. We still do! The NYCDOE offers free English classes all over the city throught out the school year.

Jan. 30 2012 01:57 PM
Anon2

Spanish speaking-immigrants bounce past America's born-poor in one generation or less. Probably what is behind whatever discrimination you may be experiencing.

Jan. 30 2012 01:55 PM
The Truth from Becky

No sympathy here, sorry. Immigrants/all groups, are afforded access to more services than most lower income groups born in America. They get here they get on their feet and they learn to discriminate against select groups.

FYI...Immigrants does NOT mean Mexican citizens only, there are other groups Koreans, Haitians, Germans, Jews etc..

See what he just said,, "immigrants have a unique quality want to get

Jan. 30 2012 01:48 PM
Mike from Inwood

One of the guests stated that the United States benefits from the presence of immigrants. The US is certainly different, but what is beneficial is a matter of opinion. Not asking him to explain in what ways the US has 'benefited' does not make for better radio.

Jan. 30 2012 01:47 PM
Welcome to the USA!

If asked, I would personally write a letter to my Congressman urging him to allow 100% of all Lawrenceville Academy educated, law-abiding, licensed orthopedic surgeons who drive well and go to their children's PTA meetings to obtain immediate legal green cards, regardless of their country of origin.

Jan. 30 2012 01:44 PM
anonymous from queens

I've heard many stories of legal immigrants being deported for minor crimes committed many years ago. Could the guests comment on how easy it is for a green card holder to get deported for, say a recent misdemeanor assault conviction?

Jan. 30 2012 01:38 PM

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