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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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.
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.
“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.”[audio:http://audio.wnyc.org/takeaway/takeaway101609j.mp3]
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: