We know a little something about the process of finding and booking guests for shows on TV and radio but we still can’t figure out how, assuming a minimal level of competence, Fox News ended up booking a Massachusetts opponent of separating immigrant children from their parents when it thought it was lining up an Arizona supporter of U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement policies.
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United Airlines and American Airlines are standing up against the Trump administration’s policy to take children away from parents who cross the border. You’re up, Delta. CNBC says the two airlines have asked the government not to fly the kids to detention centers on their airline. Read more →
Mary and Carlos Mejia, who were married in 2011. Carlos is an undocumented resident who came to the United States in 2017. Mary is a native who speaks no Spanish. Her family and friends are here. And she’s moving with her family to Mexico to escape the uncertainty of the U.S. crackdown on immigration. Read more →
As times harden, a daughter of immigrants searches for ‘the Landlady’
When Shaeen Pasha’s mother sat outside a Brooklyn brownstone — jobless, penniless, and about to be homeless — the neighborhood mostly ignored her. And then a white woman — “the Landlady” — said she had a room and would provide shelter.
She’s thought about her a lot lately. Read more →
After broadcast, listeners pay renewal fee for DACA recipients
Between the Minnesota Vikings victory on Sunday, and the possibility of an end to the program that allowed people brought to the U.S. illegally as children to stay, Minnesotans are in a giving mood. Read more →
When push comes to shove, Dems unlikely to stand up for the likes of Jorge Garcia
Jorge Garcia didn’t get a say when his family brought him to the United States illegally. He was only 10. Although that’s too old to qualify under the so-called DACA program, he’s the new face of the deportation program that is rounding up people and sending them to a country they don’t know. Read more →
Wisconsin Public Radio reported that farmers in western Wisconsin have been visited by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and warned they’ll be back, suggesting the possibility of sweeping raids that farmers say could weaken the local economy.
Dairy workers around Durand, Wis., decided to leave after rumors swept the community that ICE was in town.
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Souen ‘Posy’ Chheng was put on a flight to Cambodia yesterday, the West Central Tribune reports. He’s never been to Cambodia. He has no family there. He was born in a refugee camp in Thailand after his family fled the killing fields of Cambodia.
He leaves behind the son who was born five days ago, his wife, his mother, two sisters, and a brother living in the Twin Cities.
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The story of Habibo Haji in today’s Winona Daily News carries with it an ongoing question: Why do some people survive the worst of childhoods and end up thriving, and others with more do not? Read more →
How a victim of a civil war became a science giant
Three giants of neurology will be talking about the mystery in our head, but one guest’s story of how she ended up in a position to be the human who solved the cause of a horrific neurological disease is worth particular attention. It’s also a story that should frame the various debates over immigration. Read more →
‘Could kindness be bad for your health?’ the Valley News Live story asked the other night, noting the Centers for Disease Control report that tuberculosis rates are rising in the country for the first time in 20 years. Read more →
Midwest towns saying ‘no thanks’ to meatpacking jobs
Maybe if workers at a hog processing plant were white, Mason City, Iowa would have embraced a plan that would have brought close to 2,000 jobs to the city, an official with the company proposing the plant is suggesting.
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The al-Abboud family meets America
When they arrived last night in Kansas City, a few people greeted them, but the family’s sponsors didn’t announce the time of their arrival so even if Kansas City wanted to put on a big display of open arms, Kansas City couldn’t. Read more →
A family came to the United States 18 years ago in search of a better life and they found it.
They’ve found something else here; something that goes unnoticed in today’s political atmosphere. They found open arms. Read more →
Hundreds are jamming the state Capitol today to protest two bills from the Wisconsin assembly: One, forbids any city from ordering its police departments not to question the immigration status of people. The other restricts local governments in issuing IDs to people who otherwise may have trouble getting one. Wisconsin is a voter ID state. Read more →