TONIGHT! Wed. August 17 @ 7pm EST
or tune in to 880 am (S. Florida)
The Federal government has two initiatives, one that supposedly eliminates debt, the other supposedly deports “serious, dangerous, criminal aliens.”  The only problem is, critics insist one program screws graduate students with student loans and the other tears apart immigrant communities and makes communities less safe.  On tonight’s show, we will talk about both.
First…
As part of the compromise on the debt ceiling, the government virtually eliminated the subsidies on Stafford Loans for graduate students.  That means that for current students, interest will accrue while they are studying and they may have to pay back thousands of dollars more.  Was this really a way to cut our national debt or is this the beginning of the end of the student loan program?  What effect will this have on people currently getting grad degrees?  Is putting students in more debt really the best way to cut our national debt?  Tune in as we talk about it…
Then…
ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) thought that Secure Communities was an easy sell.  The program was supposed to be a fingerprinting and database system that identifies serious and dangerous criminal aliens in our jails for deportation.  Critics, including many in the immigrant rights community contend that the program flags immigrants for deportation before and even if they have been found to do anything wrong.  They say that the program impacts victims of crime and is destroying the relationship between law enforcement and immigrant communities.  Some states have even asked, with little success, to opt out of the program.  Does this program really make any communities secure?  Or does it destroy communities and their safety? Well…
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Remember…
TONIGHT! Wed. August 17 @ 7pm EST
or tune in to 880 am (S. Florida)