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The Takeaway

Prepare For a Presidential Push on Immigration

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Up to four million undocumented immigrants may soon get a reprieve from deportation under the president's plan. Hear Obama's speech tonight at 8 PM on WNYC.

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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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WNYC News

Sandy Victims Here Illegally Struggle to Rebound

Monday, April 08, 2013

When Sandy hit, it exposed an underclass living marginal lives in basements and other rundown homes, many inhabited by people who entered the country illegally. And because many don’t qualify for federal aid, they’re at a greater disadvantage.

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WNYC News

Menendez Says Bill Allows Undocumented People to Earn Citizenship

Monday, January 14, 2013

As the White House crafts its proposals to overhaul the immigration system, a bipartisan group of senators has also been meeting to draft up its own comprehensive reform bill.

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WNYC News

DHS Releases Details of Deferred Action

Friday, August 03, 2012

Young undocumented immigrants can apply to get temporary two-year work permits beginning August 15, at the cost of $465, officials at the Department of Homeland Security said Friday.

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The Takeaway

Ask Angy: Advice for Undocumented Immigrants in America

Monday, July 30, 2012

Angy Rivera came to the U.S. when she was three years old as an undocumented immigrant. Angy’s 21 now and writes the first and only undocumented immigrant advice column, "Ask Angy," where she responds to questions about “coming out” as undocumented.

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WNYC News

Majority of Undocumented Workers Caught are Deported: Report

Monday, July 23, 2012

Most New Yorkers detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency were deported, according to a new report released on Monday.

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It's A Free Country ®

What’s In a Name? “Illegal” vs. “Undocumented”

Monday, April 30, 2012

Many immigrant advocates argue that “illegal immigrant” is an offensive and inaccurate label for people who reside in the U.S. without legal documents authorizing their presence.

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The Takeaway

How Far Should States Be Able to Go to Stop Illegal Immigration?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Today the Supreme Court will consider whether Arizona’s approach to illegal immigration clashes with federal law. If they decide it does, what else will states be able do to address their concerns over illegal immigration?

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The Takeaway

Undocumented and Abused at the Border

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Each year, more than 25,000 undocumented immigrants are apprehended as they attempt to cross the border from Mexico to the United States. In most cases, we hear very few details about these apprehensions. But in one case, the details — which are especially gruesome — have become widely circulated.

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The Takeaway

Finding Opportunities for Undocumented Students

Monday, March 12, 2012

Immigration reform has been a hot button topic in this campaign cycle — but for all the talk, there hasn’t been much real action. As the government stalls on immigration reform, many private citizens are taking actions into their own hands. It’s a 21st century “Underground Railroad” of sorts — a network of Americans who are quietly finding ways to assist their undocumented neighbors and friends, particularly the young people whose parents brought them here illegally as children. About 65,000 undocumented students graduate from U.S. high schools each year.

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The Takeaway

Illegal Immigrants: A Look Behind Detention Walls

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It's one of the most controversial topics for this year's Republican presidential hopefuls: How should America be handling illegal immigration? Bachmann, Romney, Perry, and Cain have all weighed in on the issue. In the meantime, the Obama administration set new records last year for detaining and deporting illegal immigrants. And this year, the government plans to top their record by removing 400,000 more. A new episode of "Frontline," called "Lost in Detention," investigates what detaining and deporting involves, for individuals, law enforcement, and communities. The episode airs on PBS stations tonight.

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Radio Rookies

Half My Family Is Illegal

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Only half of Alicia Martinez's family members are U.S. citizens. Alicia struggles to meet her parents' expectations and overcome the guilt she feels that her sister’s life is limited.  

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WNYC News

House Passes DREAM Act, Senate Tables It

Thursday, December 09, 2010

WNYC

Less than 24 hours after the House passed the DREAM Act on Wednesday by a margin of 216-198, the Senate voted to table its version of the bill until next week, after a vote on extending the Bush era tax-cuts. Republicans had threatened to filibuster if the DREAM Act came up before the vote on taxes.

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It's A Free Country ®

Fear Over Secure Communities: More Immigrants Will Be Lost in Detention System

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez has announced that he will introduce a Council resolution calling on Governor Paterson to remove New York from the controversial immigration enforcement program known as Secure Communities.

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WQXR News

Nebraska City To Vote On Immigration Policy

Friday, June 18, 2010

Following on the heels of Arizona's harsh new law on undocumented immigrants, some residents of Fremont, Nebraska, want to essentially make it impossible for paperless immigrants to live or work within city-limits.

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