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The Takeaway

How Effective is Deportation as an Immigration Policy?

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Immigration has become one of the biggest issues this election season. Daniel Kanstroom, Professor of Law at Boston College and the author of “Aftermath” questions the effectiveness of deportation as an immigration policy.

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WNYC News

Few Undocumented Immigrants Qualify for Military Exception Under New Rules

Monday, July 02, 2012

When President Barack Obama spoke in the Rose Garden announcing a new immigration policy last month, he referred to young undocumented immigrants who “are already making contributions,” such as “serving in our military, protecting us and our freedom.”

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Will Hispanic Voters Actually Turn Out?

Monday, June 25, 2012

Most Hispanics I’ve talked to in the past day see no boldness here and very tepid citizenship options between either president 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Romney's Immigration Stance

Friday, June 22, 2012

In a speech yesterday, Mitt Romney outlined in new detail his views on immigration reform. Miguel Perez, journalist, syndicated columnist, and journalism professor at Lehman College of the City University of New York, offers analysis of Governor Romney's immigration strategy. 

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The Takeaway

Romney Makes Appeal to Latino Voters

Friday, June 22, 2012

During primary season, Mitt Romney was attracting barely more than a quarter of the Latino vote. But yesterday, at the meeting of the National Association of Latino and Elected Appointed Officials, or NALEO, the prospective GOP nominee made his pitch. Where does Romney go from here as he seeks to make inroads with the Latino community?

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WNYC News

For Young Immigrants With a Past, A Fear of Falling Into Policy's Grey Area

Friday, June 22, 2012

Those who have medical, school and employment records to prove these requirements and clean criminal records stand a fair chance of being approved for the Obama administration's new immigration policy. But for others, whose petition might include arrests, convictions and repeat immigration violations things get more complicated.

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It's A Free Country ®

Romney Offers 'Path to Legal Status' for Undocumented Who Serve in Military

Thursday, June 21, 2012

On Thursday afternoon Mitt Romney told the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials that he would support allowing young illegal immigrants a “path to legal status” if they serve in the United States military.

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WNYC News

NY Dems Lose Dream Fund Bill, Win Election Issue

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

An education bill related to national efforts to help illegal immigrants has failed in Albany, setting up an election fight for New York's immigrant vote.

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The Takeaway

Asians Pass Latinos as the Largest Wave of New Migrants to US

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

According to a study released by the Pew Research Center today, Asians have passed Latinos as the largest wave of new immigrants to this country. The number of Asians in the U.S. quadrupled between 1980 and 2010 to about 18 million, or 6 percent of the total population. Researchers say the new numbers reflect both a slow-down in illegal immigration and the demands many companies are making for higher-skilled workers.

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It's A Free Country ®

In Immigrant Rights Movement, Split Between Gays and Evangelicals

Monday, June 18, 2012

Latinos are a rapidly growing population in evangelical churches and have led many Christian groups to embrace immigration reform. The groups mean well, but they pose a danger of fracturing the immigrant rights alliance.

The Evangelical Immigration Table, which counts more than 150 influential evangelical leaders among its ranks, is ...

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The Takeaway

Republicans Struggle for a Unified Response to Obama's Immigration Order

Monday, June 18, 2012

This past Friday, President Obama announced a shift in his administration’s immigration policy that changes the lives of hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens, but the Republican Party is struggling to rally around a unified response.

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WNYC News

Obama Won't Seek to Deport Young Immigrants

Friday, June 15, 2012

President Barack Obama said the nation would stop deporting younger undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and will grant them work permits – offering hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants to stay in the country.

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WNYC News

One Year Later, Change in Immigration Policy Shows Mixed Results

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A year after the Obama administration announced a new immigration policy — prosecutorial discretion — immigration advocates said they are disappointed with the results.

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It's A Free Country ®

Conservative or Liberal, Latino Youth are 'Meh' on 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Young Latino voters are often discouraged by Congress’ inaction on immigration reform and other issues concerning youth in general, such as student loans.

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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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Shadow Catcher

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

One of the most highly decorated officers in the history of the U.S. Immigration and Nationalization Service and the author of Shadow Catcher: A U.S. Agent Infiltrates Mexico's Deadly Crime Cartels, Hipolito Acosta, talks about his work in the "border wars." 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Krys Lee's Drifting House

Friday, May 25, 2012

Krys Lee talks about her collection of short stories, Drifting House. Her stories illuminate the Korean immigrant experience—from children escaping famine in North Korea to recent arrivals in America, whose lives play out in cramped apartments and Koreatown strip malls.

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The Takeaway

Why Increased Immigration is the Solution for America's Ailing Economy

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A bipartisan group of mayors and business leaders from across the country thinks we need to look at immigration differently. The Partnership for a New American Economy released a new report yesterday that suggests our economic prosperity depends on increasing opportunities for immigrants to enter the United States.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg: Immigration Policy Should Be Decided By States

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday that the U.S. is mortgaging its future by not allowing immigrants to work in the country.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jorge Ramos: Al Punto

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Jorge Ramos, anchor for Noticiero Univision and host of "Al Punto" ("To The Point"), which airs on Sunday mornings on Univision, talks about current political news as well as immigration and Univision's role in this presidential election year.

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