Immigration Reform

The Takeaway

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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Advocates Push for Immigration Reform

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Immigration reform has been on the back burner in Congress but a group of New Yorkers wants to end that with a road trip.


The Takeaway

Census: Two Hispanic Leaders Debate Boycotting the Count

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

As the census approaches, a debate has begun to brew in Hispanic communities – to stand up and be counted, or not? We talk with two pastors who stand on opposite sides of the issue: Dr. Juan Martinez, who is mobilizing his community to participate, and Rev. Jose Lopez, who is mobilizing his community in boycott.


The Takeaway

Immigration Enforcement, Prosecutions Up Sharply

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The rate of federal prosecutions is at an all-time high, showing an increase of nine percent since last year. According to a new study by Syracuse University's TRAC project, this increase is primarily related to an increase in arrests of immigration violators. We talk with John Schwartz of The New York Times and Valeria Fernández of the Feet in 2 Worlds Program about the increase, and what it signifies for the Obama administration's stance towards immigration reform.

Read John Schwartz's article in The New York Times.