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1.The SB 1070 debates. Is it “papers please” or “enforce the law”
the day that the Supreme Court was set to review whether or not a few of
the provisions of Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB1070, are
constitutional we had a discussion with Chris Newman of the National Day Labor Organizing Network and Jon Feere of the Center for Immigration Studies about the law and its effects 2 years on. Newman described
SB1070 as the most anti-immigrant bill that the country had seen in a
generation and the declaration of a war of attrition against
undocumented immigrants. Feere defended the law as not being as
Draconian as many make it out to be and as the Feds doing their job. Check the debate by downloading here or pressing play below.
2. Florida’s first undocumented lawyer?
Next we discuss the story of Jose Godinez-Samperio. He
graduated at the top of his class at Florida State University’s College
of Law but was denied entry to the state Bar in Florida because of his
undocumented status. He tells about the challenges of unwittingly being
thrust into the middle of a national debate. Check his story here or press play below.
3.The end of the great migration?
For the first time in 80 years, immigration from Mexico to the United
States is at a net rate of 0%. We were joined by Jeff Passel of the Pew Hispanic Center who explained what this means and some of the factors
that may have contributed to this surprising statistic. Passel cited the
relative lack of available employment as one of the primary drivers in
this new trend in immigration patterns as well as the increased
difficulty that many migrants are now facing immigrating to the U.S. Check the story here or press play below.
4. Another ICE abuse case?
Lastly, we discuss the shocking story of Jose Melger, a 21 year old
resident of Collier County who was picked up in a recent ICE raid and is
currently being detained. Though Melger has a developmental disability
the ICE agents allegedly assaulted him and detained him on
the pretense of an alleged gang affiliation from when he was 13. Hear the story here or below.