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Meet the First Family...of Podcasting

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Scott Aukerman and Kulap Vilaysack are the podcasting world's definitive power couple, but they couldn't have come from more different backgrounds. This is their origin story.

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The Takeaway

The Human Toll of Militarizing the Border

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Since 2010, there have been more than two dozen reported violent clashes with U.S. Custom and Border Patrol agents, and 40 fatalities since 2005. To date, no one has been reprimanded.

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The Takeaway

White House Backtracks on Immigration Action

Monday, September 08, 2014

Back in June, President Obama promised executive action on immigration by the end of the summer. But over the weekend, the White House had a change of heart.

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PRI's The World

African immigrants in Colorado are finding their political voice

Thursday, September 04, 2014

In Colorado, Africans are second only to Latin Americans among the state's immigrant populations. Until now, they've been largely absent from Colorado's politics, but new candidates and civic groups with African roots are pushing the community nearer to the political spotlight.

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PRI's The World

Sending the Texas National Guard to the border might be money poorly spent

Friday, August 29, 2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry ordered 1,000 National Guard soldiers to the border, saying the deployment is needed to stop cross-border drug smuggling. But the move is getting mixed reviews from locals and law enforcement officials, who argue it's a job for police.

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Money Talking

Four Business Issues Congress Could Tackle This Fall

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tax inversions. Infrastructure. Immigration. The minimum wage. When the summer recess ends, what will Congress do about these business-related issues?

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PRI's The World

A push is on in the US to reunite families torn apart by El Salvador’s civil war

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A new campaign is underway to reach Salvadoran immigrants in the US, to help them reunite with family members they were separated from during the country’s civil war.

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PRI's The World

Undocumented Asian immigrants shy away from revealing their status

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The immigration debate often centers on people from Latin America, but many undocumented immigrants are Asian. Yet Asian communities are seeking out help and enrolling in a government anti-deportation program at much lower rates than Latinos, thanks to stigma over being undocumented.

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The Takeaway

Hope Running Out for Immigration Reform

Monday, August 25, 2014

Univision's Fernando Pizarro and KJZZ Reporter Kate Sheehy discuss ongoing deportations to Central America and the business community's influence on executive immigration reforms.

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PRI's The World

After Ferguson, one woman urges her fellow African immigrants to see themselves simply as black

Friday, August 22, 2014

The unrest this month in Ferguson, Mo., has many Americans thinking about where we are as a country when it comes to race. One Ethiopian-American writer is urging her fellow African immigrants to be "Ferguson strong" and identify closely with African Americans.

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PRI's The World

How one young boy fleeing violence in Central America faced danger at a US detention facility

Thursday, August 21, 2014

There is worry that young Central American migrants — now housed in residential shelters throughout the US — face abuse during their stays.

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PRI's The World

A Trinidadian immigrant reflects on her hometown of Ferguson, Missouri

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ruffina Farrokh Anklesaria immigrated to the US from Trinidad 15 years ago. She settled in Ferguson, Missouri, and says she's seen the town's diversity transform. Right now, Anklesaria is teaming up with other members of the community to highlight the positive side of the small Missouri town, but she says as an immigrant, she still sees racial divisions in the US.

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The Takeaway

Undocumented Children Strain Miami Schools

Monday, August 18, 2014

Miami has long welcomed droves of immigrants from Latin America. But the latest wave of unaccompanied immigrant children is straining the resources of this gateway region in Florida.

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PRI's The World

Take a ride-along with Nashville’s first Kurdish American cop

Friday, August 15, 2014

Had things been a little different, Jiyayi Suleyman might have been a peshmerga fighter alongside his uncle and other Kurdish troops. Instead he's a police office in Nashville trying to keep the city's residents there safe.

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PRI's The World

More and more migrants are being tried as criminals in American courts

Friday, August 15, 2014

"Operation Streamline" is the federal government's program to fast-track immigration cases. It's certainly made it easier to prosecute migrants — or put them in jail. But critics say everything else about the program seems confused.

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PRI's The World

Texas volunteers help Central American migrants during their first hours of freedom on US soil

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Some migrant families with young children detained shortly after arriving from Central America are sent to live with relatives in the US as they await their date in court. That transition — suddenly being released — can be frightening and overwhelming. But there is one effort in McAllen, Texas, to help these migrants during their first few minutes on US soil.

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WNYC News

Expedited Immigration Hearings in NYC For Minors

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A federal immigration court in Manhattan that usually deals with less than 100 children's cases a month is getting a lot busier.

Twenty-nine unaccompanied minors appeared before a judge Wednesday. It was the first day of "surge docket" hearings. Then next week: A double-docket with 65 cases awaits; an average ...

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PRI's The World

For some Texans on the border, more walls and patrols won't solve the immigration crisis

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Conservative politicians in Washington are renewing calls for more security along the US-Mexico border as the best way to stop the flow of migrant children into the US. But some Texans think the border is far too militarized already ... and the money would be better spent on immigrant services.

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The Takeaway

New Lives and A Land Torn Apart

Monday, August 11, 2014

An American immigrant in Israel explains why she made the decision to move and why she’s confident in the country’s future. One Arab-Israeli writer had long-embraced his role as someone who could connect and unite two cultures. But the recent violence has become too much for him—and he’s finally left Israel. 

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PRI's The World

Facebook offers the best advertising for migrant-smuggling coyotes

Monday, August 11, 2014

People who smuggle migrants across the US-Mexico border, known as coyotes or polleros, are logging on to Facebook to find more clients. Satisfied customers will post reviews of their coyotes on social media, and connect their relatives to helpful smuggling contacts online.

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