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The Brian Lehrer Show

Schools Chancellor Pick; Newest New Yorkers; 2013 Best Cell Phone Photos; National and Local Year-End News

Monday, December 30, 2013

On the day when Mayor Bloomberg signs his last bills into law, Bill de Blasio is expected to name Carmen Fariña as next schools chancellor. WNYC's Brigid Bergin has the latest. Plus: Fatima Shama, commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, and Joseph Salvo, director of the population division at the New York City Planning Department, discuss the newest New Yorkers and other immigration trends. Plus: Ben Smith of Buzzfeed discusses the year's end national news; WNYC's Brigid Bergin talks about last days of the Bloomberg administration and looks ahead to a de Blasio administration; and Olivier Laurent, associate editor at British Journal of Photography and editor at FLTR, talks about his favorite of your best cell phone photos of 2013.

WNYC News

How Far Will the Indian Diplomatic Face-Off Go?

Friday, December 20, 2013

India's response to the arrest of one of its New York consular officials has been so overheated — and so willfully oblivious to a pattern of labor issues — it makes one wonder how far this international face-off will go. 

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New Jersey News

NJ Undocumented Students About to be Eligible for In-State Tuition

Thursday, December 19, 2013

New Jersey Public Radio

Tears streamed down Silvia Huerta's face. The 19-year-old had just stood at a news conference and listened as Democratic leaders announced a compromise with Republican Gov. Christie on a bill giving in-state tuition to undocumented students.

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WNYC News

Which Neighborhood Has the Most Immigrants? It's Not Chinatown.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The city's foreign-born population has crossed the 3 million mark, a figure without precedent in municipal history and indicative of a decades-long metamorphosis of New York's character. 

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Micropolis

MICROPOLIS: Are Ethnic Enclaves Bad for Immigrants?

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

WNYC

Ethnic enclaves are among the jewels of New York — places where the city's immigrants can ease their way into American life. But there's a serious downside: they stifle English proficiency and limit opportunities to climb the economic ladder.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: What You Brought To This Country

Monday, December 02, 2013

John Rudolph, executive producer of Feet in 2 Worlds, talks about a new Feet in 2 Worlds/Cowbird project collecting stories about what immigrants brought to this country, and takes your calls.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Latest on Metro-North Derailment; The Next Stock Bubble; Kenneth Cole; What I Carried

Monday, December 02, 2013

The latest on the Metro-North derailment in the Bronx. Cyber Monday meets Obamacare. De Blasio transition latest. Plus: Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Roben Farzad explains why stock market analysts are concerned about casual investors; designer Kenneth Cole talks about how the AIDS research and advocacy group amfAR got its start; stories about immigration and the things people bring with them to their new home countries.

 

WNYC News

After 20 Years, A Green Card Reunites Mother And Daughter

Monday, November 25, 2013

The federal government grants a prized 2 inch by 3 inch document – a green card – to a million people a year. Two thirds are family members of U.S. citizens and permanent residents. But the legal path to this coveted document is often arduous and long. On a recent day, one family reached the end of that journey after almost 20 years.

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The Takeaway

New Program Arms Immigrants Facing Deportation with Legal Aid

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Immigrants facing detention or deportation have no right to a court-appointed attorney. The New York Immigrant Family Unity Project aims to change that. The Project—the first of its kind in the country—provides indigent immigrants representation in detention and deportation proceedings, regardless of whether they can pay. The Project is the result of a task force of attorneys, activists and experts, chaired by Judge Robert Katzman, chief judge of the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Immigration and a Murder in Patchogue

Friday, October 18, 2013

Mirta Ojito, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper reporter, teacher at Columbia University's Journalism School and the author of Hunting Season: Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town, looks at immigration and small town America through the story of the '08 murder of an Ecuadoran immigrant in Patchogue by a group of teenagers.

→ Mirta Ojito will be speaking at Hofstra University on October 23rd at 6:30PM.

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The Takeaway

An Argument for Limiting Immigration For the Sake of Immigrants

Friday, October 18, 2013

No country is immune from the complications that come with a large exodus or emigration across their boarders. Paul Collier looks at some of these complications in his new book, "Exodus: Immigration and Multiculturalism in the 21st Century." Along the way, he argues that limiting immigration might be beneficial to the countries that welcome immigrants, the countries that lose their citizens to emigration, and to immigrants themselves.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

AirBnB and the NY AG; SCOTUS; History of Government in Crisis

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

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The New York Attorney General has subpoenaed information about AirBnB hosts, according to the company. WNYC’s Charlie Herman explains what’s known about the request for information, and what it says about the company’s legal battles in New York City. Then, Mark Tushnet of Harvard previews the new Supreme Court term. Plus: we’ll hear about a decision from the Dominican Republic to strip citizenship from those born in the country to Haitian parents; an architecture professor explains humanism and the discipline; and a deep dive into the history of our government in crisis with Princeton University professor Julian Zelizer.

On The Media

The Road to Nowhere (Near the Border)

Friday, September 27, 2013

Terry Bressi is a staff engineer at the University of Arizona's planetary lab. To get to Kitt Peak National Observatory, he must take an east to west running highway, which has an in-country immigration checkpoint. Bressi estimates he’s been stopped over 300 times at immigration checkpoints along this road, which at no point crosses the border, since 2008. Brooke talks with Bressi about how he began videotaping his interactions with the border agents. (The videos have become something of an internet sensation).

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The Takeaway

California Expands Rights for Non-Citizens

Monday, September 23, 2013

California, in particular is expanding the rights of its 3.5 million legal non-citizens, allowing them to sit on juries, monitor polls for elections in which they cannot vote and even practice law. Joining us to discuss this change is Kevin Johnson, UC Davis Law School Dean and Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicano Studies.

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The Takeaway

Al-Shabab: Who & Why? | Can There Be Real & Lasting Change With Iran? | California Expands Rights for Non-Citizens

Monday, September 23, 2013

Al-Shabab: Who & Why? | Can There Be Real & Lasting Change With Iran? | What's in a Name? Examining Racism & Cultural Pride | Bo Xilai Sentenced to Life in Prison | California Expands Rights for Non-Citizens | The NFL: America's Favorite Nonprofit Entity?

The Takeaway

The Dreams of the Undocumented Community

Friday, August 30, 2013

Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Founder of Define America. He says that while there are obvious differences between the civil rights struggles of African Americans 50 years ago and those of undocumented immigrants today, he draws inspiration from their struggles and sees points of commonality.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Dual Citizenship in America

Friday, August 23, 2013

Texas Senator Ted Cruz's plans to renounce his Canadian citizenship have raised questions about dual citizenship in America. Muzaffar Chishti, director of the Migration Policy Institute office at NYU School of Law, explains how dual citizenship works in America, and why renunciation is a growing trend.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Joe Lhota; Syrian Chemical Warfare; Pre-K Education; Dual Citizenship

Friday, August 23, 2013

Former MTA chairman and Republican mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota discusses his campaign and takes your calls about the race. Plus: Karen DeYoung of The Washington Post explains what the latest claims of chemical attacks on Syrian activists means for U.S. policy; how dual citizenship works in the U.S., and why someone (like Texas Sen. Ted Cruz) might renounce their ties to a country; and the future of universal pre-K education in NYC.

The Takeaway

One Year Later, Undocumented Youth Program a Success

Monday, August 19, 2013

While Congress may be unable to pass the DREAM Act, or immigration reform, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been quite successful. Hareth Andrade discusses her experience with the program and what it means to the undocumented youth community. 23 year-old Hina Naveed is Pakistani. Here family moved here from Dubai in 2001. She shares her DACA experience as well.

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WNYC News

In New York, Loans to Help Young Immigrants Apply for Deferred Action

Sunday, August 18, 2013

A year after the federal government's Deferred Action program took effect, 22,000 young immigrants illegally in New York have obtained work permits.  But that's only about one-fourth of the people who are eligible, according to the Migration Policy Institute, a think-tank based in Washington, D.C.

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