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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

Today's Takeaways: Snowden's Lawyer Speaks Out, New Immigration Challenges Test System, Tea Party Support Slides

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

1. Wave of Immigration Tests Ill-Equipped System | 2. Chaos, Violence Erupt in Pakistan | 3. Tea Party Support Slides Among Republicans | 4. Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the GOP Face Off Against the Tea Party | 5. America's Police Departments See Influx of War Gear | 6. Snowden's ...

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Book of Unknown Americans, a Novel by Cristina Henriquez

Monday, June 09, 2014

Cristina Henriquez talks about her novel The Book of Unknown Americans, about a boy and a girl who fall in love, and two families whose hopes collide with destiny. Arturo and Alma Rivera have lived their whole lives in Mexico. One day, their 15-year-old daughter, Maribel, is terribly injured, and they doubt that she’ll ever be the same. And so, leaving all they have behind, the Riveras come to America with a single dream: that in this country of great opportunity and resources, Maribel can get better.

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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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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Makes a True American

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Anand Giridharadas, New York Times columnist and author of The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas, discusses his new book, which tells the story of an immigrant man who comes to forgive the man who tried to kill him.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 371: Not in Vain

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ayodeji Ogunniyi remembers how the murder of his father led him to a new career.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Municipal IDs

Friday, April 18, 2014

Carlos Menchaca, City Council Member for Brooklyn's 38th district (Sunset Park), and Daniel Coates, lead organizer for Make the Road New York, speak in support of the bill, co-sponsored by Councilman Menchaca, to create municipal ID cards for New York City residents, regardless of immigration status.

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The Takeaway

A Survivor's Quest to Support Other Refugees

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Eugenie Mukeshimana narrowly escaped death during the Rwandan genocide. Today she strives to give immigrant genocide survivors the legal and social help they need to rebuild their lives.

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The Takeaway

Minor Infractions Cripple Immigrant Families

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Of the 2 million deportations that have been carried out under President Barack Obama, two-thirds of the cases involve individuals who committed only minor infractions or had no criminal record at all. 

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The Takeaway

Escalating Tensions Spark Fears of War in Ukraine | A Survivor's Quest to Support Other Refugees | Flying Reptiles Offer Glimpse at Evolutionary Past

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Escalating Tensions Spark Fears of War in Ukraine | Without Action, Minor Infractions Continue to Cripple Immigrant Families | In Africa, Anti-Gay Laws Sweep Continent | One Rwandan Genocide Survivor's Quest to Support Other Refugees | Ancient Flying Reptiles Offer Glimpse at Evolutionary Past

WNYC News

Record Deportations Put Pressure on Obama

Thursday, April 03, 2014

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The Obama administration has deported more illegal immigrants than than any other administration in U.S. history. Now advocates are turning up the heat. 

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Life of the Law

Trouble with Profiling

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Is ‘looking Mexican’ a legal reason for the Border Patrol to stop a car? Federal law says agents have to have ‘reasonable suspicion’ that something illegal is happening. But what that means depends where you are, and whom you ask.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The (NYS) Dream Act Dream

Friday, March 21, 2014

New York's Dream Act, which would have provided college tuition assistance to undocumented students, passed the NYS Assembly but failed to pass the NYS Senate by just two votes. Assemblyman Francisco Moya talks about whether the Dream Act still has a chance to make it into this year's budget.

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The Takeaway

A New Face Off Over Voting Rights & Citizenship

Friday, March 21, 2014

A federal judge in Kansas ruled on Wednesday that federal election authorities must help states enforce their own voter registration laws, even if they differs from federal rules. Now, 10,000 Kansas voters and 2,000 Arizona voters will have their voting rights suspended until they can prove their citizenship to the state. To help us break down the case and it's implications is Kareem Crayton. He's a professor of law at the University of North Carolina, specializing in voter's rights. Also joining the program is Chris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Ripple Effects of Deportation

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The forcible return of undocumented immigrants in America to their home countries can throw entire families - and communities - into chaos.

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WNYC News

Dream Act Dies in Albany

Monday, March 17, 2014

The state senate rejected a bill that would have given college tuition assistance to thousands of children of immigrants in the country illegally.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

It's (Almost) Mid-Term Time

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Mara Liasson, NPR national politics correspondent, discusses the latest news out of Washington, previews the 2014 races to watch, and calculates how Democrats and Republicans are going to position themselves on immigration, inequality, and more.

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The Takeaway

Tea Party & House GOP Battle Over Immigration

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

The power of the Tea Party continues to divide and fracture House Republicans. House Speaker John Boehner has decided to stand strong and push forward with immigration reform, but the Tea Party has made it clear they will fight back against legislation. What is on the table for immigration reform this time around? And what is at the heart of the GOP split? For answers, we go to Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

“Band of Sisters” and Activist Nuns

Friday, January 17, 2014

Filmmaker Mary Fishman discusses her documentary “Band of Sisters,” the story of two nuns who advocate for the rights of immigrant detainees and deportees in and around a Chicago-area deportation center. The film follows sisters who continue their mission as organic farmers, environmental attorneys, peace activists, holistic health care practitioners, and more, even in the face of obstacles and threats cast by government agencies, the military, and the hierarchy of the Catholic church. It’s playing at Cinema Village.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New New Yorkers

Monday, December 30, 2013

Joseph Salvo, director of the population division at the New York City Planning Department and Fatima Shama, Immigration Commissioner, talk about the latest demographic information on shifting immigration trends in NYC.

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