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PRI's The World

Trapped in Texas: Tens of thousands of immigrants are stuck in the borderlands

Monday, August 11, 2014

Remember that movie with Tom Hanks when he was trapped in an airport without proper documentation? For tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants, they’re not trapped in an airport, they’re confined within a small swath of land in southeast Texas along the Mexican border.

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WNYC News

Two Years of Working on the Books and Avoiding Deportation

Sunday, August 10, 2014

In New York and New Jersey, 44,000 immigrants have applied for a reprieve from deportation and work permits under President Obama's DACA program.

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PRI's The World

How one Muslim American in Tennessee fought prejudice head-on

Friday, August 08, 2014

A lone immigrant candidate in rural Tennessee faced a rough political ride. But there were a few unexpected turns too.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Asylum on the Immigration Court Docket

Thursday, August 07, 2014

As cases for unaccompanied minors make their way through immigration courts, the question of who qualifies for asylum is a big one. Judge Dana Leigh Marks has been an immigration judge in San Francisco for 27 years and is the president of the National Association of Immigration Judges. She talks about the decisions that immigration judges have to make and what the law says about who qualifies.

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PRI's The World

Tens of thousands of Central American children are fleeing their homes — except in Nicaragua

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Over the past year, the US Border Patrol has apprehended tens of thousands of Central American children crossing the US-Mexico border alone. So why are kids from Nicaragua, the region’s poorest country, staying at home?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

How to Buy a U.S. Visa

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Fortune editor-at-large Peter Elkind investigates the visa-for-sale program that allows wealthy foreigners to obtain U.S. citizenship.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Roommate Survival Stories and Advice

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Peter Elkind, editor-at-large at Fortune, describes the little-known visa-for-sale program that allows wealthy foreigners to obtain U.S. citizenship. We’ll find out how South Korea is becoming a global leader in business, technology, education, and pop culture. Richard House talks about his new crime conspiracy novel The Kills. We’ll discuss the rewarding, challenging and frustrating experiences of living with roommates.

PRI's The World

Conditions for migrants at a detention center in Texas are bleak and overcrowded

Monday, August 04, 2014

The World's Jason Margolis got a rare tour of the detention facilities in McAllen, Texas, that houses unaccompanied migrant children and families from Central America. There's been a recent surge of such migrants this year, stretching the border's immigration centers to the limit.

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The Takeaway

Tea Partiers & Republicans Clash on Border Bill

Friday, August 01, 2014

In yet another clash between the Republican leadership in the House and Tea Party representatives, a spending measure aimed at addressing the crisis along the southern border may be in turmoil. 

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PRI's The World

A beloved grocery chain where immigrants shop and work is now in jeopardy

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Market Basket, the New England grocery chain, is a staple in immigrant communities. Not only do they shop there, they work there, too. But after a power struggle at the top of the company, customers and employees worry this could be the end.

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WNYC News

Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Reaching New York

Friday, July 25, 2014

The New York Immigration Coalition says close to 3,300 unaccompanied immigrant children have arrived in New York since January, with almost 7,000 more expected to reach the state in coming months.

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The Takeaway

Gov. Perry Deploys 1,000 Troops to the Border

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry announced plans to dispatch 1,000 National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley. The news comes amid the continued surge of child immigrants from Central America. In recent days, Perry has spoken about taking matters into his own hands if President Obama doesn’t act.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Trying to Escape Violence, Gangs, and Crushing Poverty by Coming to America

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

What’s driving the estimated 70,000 kids to cross the border into the United States, what happens to them when they’re caught by border agents, and what awaits those who are sent back to their home countries.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYC Prepping Resources for Influx of Migrant Children

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

As unaccompanied minors from Central America cross the border into the U.S., some local governments are turning them away. But New York City is looking to help. Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner for Immigrant Affairs, responds to listeners' questions and concerns.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Why We Hang on to Too Much Stuff

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

We’ll take a look at the psychology behind hoarding and how we can learn to purge what we don’t need and live with less. Michael Rossato-Bennett on his documentary “Alive Inside,” about the healing power of music. He’ll be joined by Dan Cohen, founder of Music & Memory, who uses music to treat Alzheimer’s patients. We’ll find out about how the things Marlon Brando read, collected, and cared about influenced his performances. Ian Gordon, editor at Mother Jones magazine, on what happens to the unaccompanied child immigrants who are sent back home after they’ve crossed into the United States.

FT Big Read

US immigration: life on the line

Friday, July 18, 2014

US immigration: life on the line

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On The Media

Reporting on the "Border Crisis" From El Salvador

Friday, July 18, 2014

The past several weeks have seen a surge in coverage of the crisis on the US-Mexico border, and the media abounds with critics of immigration reform who fault the Obama administration's lax policies. Bob talks with Carlos Dada, co-founder and editor of the El Salvadoran newspaper El Faro, who says that US critics are completely missing the point.

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On The Media

A Breakthrough HIV Drug, Chronicling Gun Violence, and SIMS

Friday, July 18, 2014

How a pill called Truvada is changing the face of gay sex, reporting on every gun death in America, and why Central Americans continue to make the perilous journey north. 

The Takeaway

Conflict Brews in D.C. Over Child Migrants

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The tense debate over immigration is evolving into an intraparty fight for both liberals and conservatives. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent, walks us through the conflict that's brewing in D.C.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Iraqi and Afghan Asylum Seekers Are Struggling in the U.S.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Some Iraqi and Afghan citizens that provided critical assistance to the United States by working as interpreters and fixers have come to the United States on special visas, but their struggles haven't ended in this country.

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