From Columbia Radio News, I’m Ali Swenson. President Donald Trump is in Southern California today. He’s touring a section of border fence that was recently replaced. DONALD TRUMP Our country is full, our area is full, the sector is full, we can’t take you anymore, I’m sorry, it can’t happen. So turn around, that’s […]
Only six states in the country have legislation that gives undocumented students financial aid and scholarships to attend college. New York could soon become the latest one. Governor Cuomo is expected to sign the NY State Dream Act. The bill would allow the 4,500 undocumented students who graduate every year to get state tuition and scholarships for college. Reporter Andrea Salcedo met a local student whose future college choice could be heavily influenced by this bill.
HOST INTRO: In the state of New York undocumented immigrants aren’t allowed to apply for driving licenses. Now lawmakers and activists across the state are working to change that. New legislation has been proposed that would enable all New Yorkers the right to apply, regardless of their immigration status. Sophia Ahmadi reports. AHMADI […]
HOST INTRO: During the 2014 migration crisis, thousands of Central-American children streamed across the border alone. Now President Donald Trump says he’s attempting to crack down on these children’s path to legality. One young man, who crossed border when he was 14 years old, had few options. That is, until someone reached out to help. […]
A new report from the Pew Research Center says the African immigrant population of legal and undocumented people has more than doubled in the last 15 years up to just under 5 percent of the total immigrant population. But immigrants from African countries also have a disproportionate rate of deportation compared to other immigrant groups. […]
Two years ago, President Obama made the decision to fast-track deportation cases. It has forced many unaccompanied child migrants — some as young as four — to face immigration court without an attorney. New York City is unique, because a coalition of nonprofits called ICARE has been working together since then to provide legal services for free. But with the Department of Homeland Security doubling down on arrest and raids since early March, is ICARE a sufficient solution to the humanitarian crisis? Henriette Chacar reports.
For many Muslim women, finding modest clothes has meant trips to small specialty boutiques or shopping online. Now big brand fashion chains like Uniqlo and H&M are getting into the market. Adele Humbert reports.
While much of Europe is struggling with the current Syrian refugee crisis, Calais – a city in Northern France – has been dealing with a migrant population since the late 1990s. Now, a group of civic minded technology and design people are using this community as a way to try out some ideas of how to make lives for refugees a little safer. Adele Humbert reports.
Jephie Bernard speaks with Peter Asaad, an immigration lawyer for Immigration Solutions group, about a new program at CUNY to help foreign entrepreneurs get visas to work in the United States.
The New York State DREAM Act would allow undocumented teens and adults who were brought to the United States by their parents to apply for financial aid. The bill didn’t make it into the state’s new budget. Supporters of the bill are not giving up. Nardos Mesmer has the story.
The debate over funding the agency reflects a greater fight over President Barack Obama’s immigration policies. A federal judge in Texas halted the launch of a program last week that would have prevented 4 million people from being deported. Adélie Pontay reports that without the program, advocates and immigrant communities are scrambling on what to do next.