Immigration http://kunm.org en New Mexico Lawyers Decry Expedited Deportations http://kunm.org/post/new-mexico-lawyers-decry-expedited-deportations <p>Some New Mexico immigration lawyers are speaking out in opposition to the Obama administration’s proposal to expedite deportation proceedings for Central American women and children, some of whom are being detained in Artesia in southern New Mexico. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:57:28 +0000 Ed Williams 48542 at http://kunm.org New Mexico Lawyers Decry Expedited Deportations Immigrants Tell Advocates They Lack Access To Medical Care, Legal Services In Artesia http://kunm.org/post/immigrants-tell-advocates-they-lack-access-medical-care-legal-services-artesia <p>Members of a legal working group who visited the f<a href="http://www.fletc.gov/">ederal immigrant detention center in Artesia </a>&nbsp;say some of the women and young children housed there are reporting a lack of access to medical care and legal counsel. Tannia Esparza, executive director of the advocacy group <a href="http://www.youngwomenunited.org/">Young Women United</a>, was a member of the group that visited the detention facility.</p><p></p><p>“At first glance the facility seems to be in working order,” Esparza said. “But the women told us the conditions are not adequate.”</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:48:10 +0000 Ed Williams 48444 at http://kunm.org Immigrants Tell Advocates They Lack Access To Medical Care, Legal Services In Artesia What's At The Root Of Today's Border Migrant Crisis? http://kunm.org/post/whats-root-todays-border-migrant-crisis <p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:27:27 +0000 Gwyneth Doland 48388 at http://kunm.org What's At The Root Of Today's Border Migrant Crisis? Heinrich, Pearce On Border Migrant Crisis http://kunm.org/post/heinrich-pearce-border-migrant-crisis <p>Senator Martin Heinrich discussed the Central American migrant crisis along the U.S./Mexico border Wednesday on the Senate floor in Washington, D.C.</p><p>"We have a human crisis at our southern border that requires immediate but compassionate response," the New Mexico Democrat said. He&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">called on his Republican colleagues in the Senate to work with President Obama to deal with the crisis and demand that</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> House Republicans bring the Senate’s immigration bill to the House floor for debate.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 23:55:35 +0000 Elaine Baumgartel & The Associated Press 48124 at http://kunm.org Heinrich, Pearce On Border Migrant Crisis Commentary: We Must Treat Central American Immigrants Humanely http://kunm.org/post/commentary-we-must-treat-central-american-immigrants-humanely <p>The Los Angeles Times told the story in 2002 of Enrique, a 17-year-old boy from Honduras who made the treacherous trip across Mexico to reach his mother in the United States.</p><p></p><p>What inspired me most in the Pulitzer Prize-winning series <a href="http://www.pulitzer.org/archives/6694">Enrique’s Journey</a> was the teen’s tenacity in the face of life-threatening danger.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:08:01 +0000 New Mexico In Depth & Heath Haussamen 47889 at http://kunm.org Commentary: We Must Treat Central American Immigrants Humanely Ineligible For Obamacare, Immigrants May Continue To Face Debt And Poor Health http://kunm.org/post/ineligible-obamacare-immigrants-may-continue-face-debt-and-poor-health <p></p><p>Maria Cabrera owed $57,000 dollars after she suffered a heart attack and ended up in an Albuquerque hospital.</p><p>“Once I was out of the hospital, I got completely in debt,” Cabrera said. “The debt was so large that I don’t even know what’s going on.”</p><p>A large amount of that debt was cut down through financial assistance, but she says the debt collectors are still calling, and she’s unclear of just how much she owes.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 23:39:02 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 41244 at http://kunm.org Ineligible For Obamacare, Immigrants May Continue To Face Debt And Poor Health Immigration Reform Is Dead. Long Live Immigration Reform! http://kunm.org/post/immigration-reform-dead-long-live-immigration-reform <div class="panel-pane pane-token pane-node-body fb-twit-body no-title block"><div class="block-inner clearfix"><div class="block-content"><blockquote><p>"I'll make clear we have no intention ever of going to conference on the Senate bill." - <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/11/13/boehner-closes-door-on-house-senate-immigration-panel/" target="target_blank">John Boehner, Speaker of the House </a></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 23:23:39 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 37631 at http://kunm.org California City Defies State and Federal Immigration Laws http://kunm.org/post/california-city-defies-state-and-federal-immigration-laws <p>Ever since Arizona&#39;s controversial S-B-10-70 became law last year, other states and cities have tried to follow its example. But as Ruxandra Guidi reports for the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, few cities have defied both state <em>and</em> federal immigration laws like the city of Escondido, California.</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 16:51:16 +0000 Ruxandra Guidi 5114 at http://kunm.org California City Defies State and Federal Immigration Laws Could Cutting Border Enforcement Help Reduce the Deficit? http://kunm.org/post/could-cutting-border-enforcement-help-reduce-deficit <p>The congressional Super-Committee has failed to settle on a bipartisan proposal to cut the nation&#39;s deficit by 1.5 trillion dollars. But as Ruxandra Guidi reports for the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, some advocates for immigration reform have been calling for cuts to border enforcement.</p> Wed, 23 Nov 2011 17:19:28 +0000 Ruxandra Guidi 4478 at http://kunm.org Could Cutting Border Enforcement Help Reduce the Deficit? California Janitors Link Immigration to Occupy Wall Street Movement http://kunm.org/post/california-janitors-link-immigration-occupy-wall-street-movement <p>More than a hundred janitors and their supporters sought briefly to occupy the plaza in front of the federal building in downtown San Diego on Thursday. &nbsp;Jill Replogle reports from the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 16:43:45 +0000 Jill Replogle 4347 at http://kunm.org California Janitors Link Immigration to Occupy Wall Street Movement Report: Young Immigrants Assimilating http://kunm.org/post/report-young-immigrants-assimilating <p>A new bipartisan study examines the latest Census data and finds that immigrants to the U.S., especially young immigrants, are assimilating well. Ruxandra Guidi reports from the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>.</p> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:34:26 +0000 Ruxandra Guidi 4101 at http://kunm.org Report: Young Immigrants Assimilating Report: Children of Deported End Up in Foster Care http://kunm.org/post/report-children-deported-end-foster-care <p>A new report on this year&#39;s record number of deportations finds a growing number of children of deported immigrants are ending up in foster care in the U.S. &nbsp;From the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, Ruxandra Guidi has our story.</p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 16:08:48 +0000 Ruxandra Guidi 3510 at http://kunm.org Report: Children of Deported End Up in Foster Care Border Patrol Pulls Agents from Transportation Hubs http://kunm.org/post/border-patrol-pulls-agents-transportation-hubs <p>The U.S. Border Patrol for decades has conducted immigration checks in transportation centers like bus stations and airports. But as Hernán Rozemberg from the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a> reports, the agency is now quietly rolling back the program.</p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 15:46:45 +0000 Hernán Rozemberg 3509 at http://kunm.org Border Patrol Pulls Agents from Transportation Hubs Napolitano Scrutinized By Congress Over New Deportation Measures http://kunm.org/post/napolitano-scrutinized-congress-over-new-deportation-measures <p>The Department of Homeland Security is under scrutiny in Congress over recent changes to immigration enforcement, including deportations. From our <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, Ruxandra Guidi has our story.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 15:56:19 +0000 Ruxandra Guidi 3167 at http://kunm.org Napolitano Scrutinized By Congress Over New Deportation Measures Texas Law Lets Undocumented Convicts Apply for Parole, Deportation http://kunm.org/post/texas-law-lets-undocumented-convicts-apply-parole-deportation <p>Undocumented immigrant convicts in Texas prisons are applying for parole so they can be deported home under a new state law. &nbsp;<a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a> correspondent Hernán Rozemberg reports.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Oct 2011 21:00:45 +0000 Hernán Rozemberg 2561 at http://kunm.org Texas Law Lets Undocumented Convicts Apply for Parole, Deportation Brown Signs Two Bills Into Law To Benefit Undocumented Immigrants http://kunm.org/post/brown-signs-two-bills-law-benefit-undocumented-immigrants <p>Over the weekend, California Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills important to undocumented immigrants. The bills are also expected to impact the state&#39;s economy. From our <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, Ruxandra Guidi has our story.</p> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:31:57 +0000 Ruxandra Guidi 2397 at http://kunm.org Brown Signs Two Bills Into Law To Benefit Undocumented Immigrants AZ Rancher Fined By US Supreme Court for Treatment of Immigrants http://kunm.org/post/az-rancher-fined-us-supreme-court-treatment-immigrants <p>The Supreme Court has ruled against a Southern Arizona rancher who once held a group of illegal immigrants at gunpoint. As Michel Marizco reports for the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, the Court says the rancher must pay 87-thousand dollars.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 16:36:17 +0000 Michel Marizco 2206 at http://kunm.org AZ Rancher Fined By US Supreme Court for Treatment of Immigrants Changing Business of Human Smuggling http://kunm.org/post/changing-business-human-smuggling <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d6c39faa2d1-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d6c39faa2d1-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d6c39faa2d1-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-986554.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p> The Tijuana-San Diego area was for decades one of the busiest human smuggling crossings along the southwest border. In the nineties, more than fifteen-hundred people were smuggled through there each week.</p> Sat, 17 Sep 2011 00:39:18 +0000 Ruxandra Guidi 2019 at http://kunm.org Changing Business of Human Smuggling GAO Report Says Border Enforcement Not Managed Efficiently http://kunm.org/post/gao-report-says-border-enforcement-not-managed-efficiently <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d6d6c640c20-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d6d6c640c20-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d6d6c640c20-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-986607.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p> The investigative arm of Congress has released a report saying that the United States military's efforts on the Mexican border have not been managed efficiently.</p> Sat, 17 Sep 2011 00:09:56 +0000 Michel Marizco 2022 at http://kunm.org GAO Report Says Border Enforcement Not Managed Efficiently New Immigrant Tracking System http://kunm.org/post/new-immigrant-tracking-system <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d6d6c63f0d1-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d6d6c63f0d1-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d6d6c63f0d1-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-986552.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p> The Homeland Security Department will roll out a new system to track down people who overstay their temporary legal visas.</p> Thu, 15 Sep 2011 00:39:36 +0000 Hernán Rozemberg 2018 at http://kunm.org New Immigrant Tracking System