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New York Has No South Asian Elected Officials. Why?

New York’s diverse South Asian immigrant communities experienced rapid, expansive growth over the last decade. But political representation has lagged behind. Fi2W blog editor Sarah Kate Kramer discussed the issue on WNYC’s The Takeaway.

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Walking On Eggshells as SB 1070 Deadline Nears

Arizona’s new law requiring local and state police to arrest suspected undocumented immigrants is scheduled to go into effect tomorrow, unless a federal judge rules otherwise.

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SB 1070 Gets Legal Challenge

FI2W’s Valeria Fernandez speaks on PRI’s The Takeaway about the lawsuits challenging Arizona’s controversial new immigration law.

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Immigration Prosecutions Up: FI2W’s Valeria Fernández on Public Radio’s The Takeaway

FI2W reporter Valeria Fernández was interviewed this Wednesday on public radio’s The Takeaway to talk about a sharp increase in immigration-related federal prosecutions with hosts Celeste Headlee and John Hockenberry and reporter John Schwartz of The New York Times.

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A Rogue Sheriff Roams in Arizona: FI2W’s Valeria Fernández on The Takeaway

Arpaio has been a controversial figure in Phoenix and in the immigration debate.

Arpaio has been a controversial figure in Phoenix and in the immigration debate. Pictured is a demonstration in June 2009.

FI2W reporter Valeria Fernández was interviewed this morning on public radio’s The Takeaway to talk about an announced immigration raid by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

“There’s no federal law that gives him the authority to do these immigration sweeps, but he says that he can do it,” Valeria said during her conversation with The Takeaway’s Celeste Headlee and John Hockenberry, in which she explained the sheriff’s controversial tactics to detain undocumented immigrants in the Phoenix area.

You can listen to the interview below and you can visit the show’s story “A Rogue Sheriff Roams in Arizona.”

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Bringing Hispanic voters to the polls on The Takeaway

This morning on The Takeaway, radio hosts Adaora Udoji and John Hockenberry spoke with Alvaro Fernandez, voter registration organizer for the National Latino Congreso in Florida, and Jaime Chavez, voter registration organizer for the National Latino Congreso in New Mexico about their efforts to get Latinos to the voting booths in November.

You can listen to the segment here:
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Undocumented Immigrants Get ID Cards: FI2W’s Aswini Anburajan on WNYC’s The Takeaway

Today, Feet in Two Worlds blog editor Aswini Anburajan appeared on the morning radio show, The Takeaway with hosts Adaora Udoji and John Hockenberry. Aswini talked about her recent article on undocumented immigrants in Connecticut receiving I.D. cards.

You can listen to the segment here.