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The Takeaway

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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The Takeaway

How We Invented Illegal Immigration

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Aviva Chomsky, author of "Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal," says even comprehensive reform can't fix all of our immigration problems. She argues that our immigration issues stem from the way we classify who comes into this country, and who is barred from entry.

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WNYC News

Immigration Reform Proposal Brings Hope to a New York Family

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Martinez family spent this Sunday, as they usually do, in a park on Knickerbocker Avenue.

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The Takeaway

Valedictorian, Undocumented and College-Bound, Fights To Stay in the U.S.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

In February, 18-year-old Daniela Pelaez, the valedictorian of her graduating class, was almost deported. Her family moved to the United States from Colombia when she was four years old, and they stayed in the country after their visas expired. Now Dartmouth-bound, Pelaez is advocating for a bill to keep students in similar situations to hers in the country. The bill is called the Studying Towards Adjusted Residency Status Act, or STARS.

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It's A Free Country ®

What’s In a Name? “Illegal” vs. “Undocumented”

Monday, April 30, 2012

Many immigrant advocates argue that “illegal immigrant” is an offensive and inaccurate label for people who reside in the U.S. without legal documents authorizing their presence.

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WNYC News

Immigration Officials Arrest Thousands in Nationwide Sweep

Monday, April 02, 2012

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested over 3,100 convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and immigration violators, including 127 in the New York area, during a six-day national operation.

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The Takeaway

Finding Opportunities for Undocumented Students

Monday, March 12, 2012

Immigration reform has been a hot button topic in this campaign cycle — but for all the talk, there hasn’t been much real action. As the government stalls on immigration reform, many private citizens are taking actions into their own hands. It’s a 21st century “Underground Railroad” of sorts — a network of Americans who are quietly finding ways to assist their undocumented neighbors and friends, particularly the young people whose parents brought them here illegally as children. About 65,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools each year.

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It's A Free Blog

Ban on Foreign Money Upheld, but Immigrants Find Other Ways to Help Campaigns

Friday, January 13, 2012

The outcome of November’s elections will not only affect the lives of native-born Americans but immigrants as well. For that reason, some foreign-born individuals are doing what they can to get the candidate they believe has their best interest in mind elected.

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The Takeaway

US to Review 300,000 Deportation Cases

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Some 300,000 deportation cases will be reviewed by the Department of Homeland Security starting Thursday in an effort to expedite the deportations of convicted criminals and stop non-criminal illegal immigrants from being removed from the country. The New York Times reports that in addition to the review of the court docket, Homeland Security will issue new guidelines instructing immigration enforcement agents to halt deportations of foreigners who have not committed serious crimes. The White House seeks to remove fewer immigrants who are students, parents of U.S. citizens, elderly, or members of the military. Over 400,000 illegal immigrants have been deported under the Obama administration.

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The Takeaway

Illegal Immigrants: A Look Behind Detention Walls

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It's one of the most controversial topics for this year's Republican presidential hopefuls: How should America be handling illegal immigration? Bachmann, Romney, Perry, and Cain have all weighed in on the issue. In the meantime, the Obama administration set new records last year for detaining and deporting illegal immigrants. And this year, the government plans to top their record by removing 400,000 more. A new episode of "Frontline," called "Lost in Detention," investigates what detaining and deporting involves, for individuals, law enforcement, and communities. The episode airs on PBS stations tonight.

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Schoolbook

Regents to Vote on Test Security Changes and Dream Act

Monday, October 17, 2011

New York’s Board of Regents begins its two-day monthly meeting on Monday, and they are scheduled to take up two topics that have been in the news of late. The board will vote on whether to bar teachers from grading their own students’ standardized tests, which has been a longstanding practice. They will also take up whether to lobby Congress to pass the Dream Act that would provide a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants who go to college.

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It's A Free Country ®

What Merits the Corporate Death Penalty?

Friday, May 27, 2011

It opens up a Pandora's box about what we can actually do with recidivist corporations who are doing us in. I'd like to see the same kind of rule applied to Wall Street; the crimes involved there are so much greater in magnitude...and no one has been punished. Imagine if a hedge fund got caught involved in systematic insider trading and lost their license and could never do business again.

Les Leopold, executive director of the Labor Institute, on The Brian Lehrer Show

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