immigration reform

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

  President Obama said his immigration actions are a response to an intransigent Congress.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that a sensible bill would likely pass the House. 

New England News
6:06 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Undocumented Immigrants Hope To Navigate Adjusted System

More than 50 people turned out for the Berkshire Immigrant Center's workshop at Berkshire Community College Tuesday.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

In response to President Obama’s executive actions on immigration announced last week, the Berkshire Immigrant Center is reaching out to undocumented immigrants in the region who may be affected by the deferred deportations. More than 50 people showed up for the center’s workshop Tuesday at Berkshire Community College.

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New England News
12:10 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Congressional Democrats Hopeful President's Actions Will Spur Reform

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During a primetime address Thursday, President Obama outlined executive actions to provide temporary relief to some five million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. The issue has generated heated debate, but little movement by Congress.

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New England News
5:51 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Esty: President Has Authority To Act On Immigration, But Not Substitute For Congressional Action

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.)
Credit wikipedia.org

During a primetime address Thursday evening, President Obama outlined executive actions to reform the immigration system – a topic of intense debate but little movement among lawmakers in Washington.

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New York News
4:54 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Before Executive Action, New York Democrats Discuss Immigration Reform

In a national address you can hear on WAMC tonight at 8, President Obama will outline executive action to reform the immigration system – a topic of intense debate but little movement among lawmakers in Washington.

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WAMC News
10:10 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Tour Of Texas Border A 'Human Experience' For Sen. Blumenthal

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)
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Connecticut U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal recently toured the nation’s southern border as the Obama administration tries handle the surge of immigrant children attempting to get into the country.

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New England News
8:04 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Sen. Markey: Humanitarian Crisis Should Spur Immigration Reform

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The federal government is asking states across the country to house some of the thousands of young children streaming to the United States’ southern border.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue July 15, 2014

7/15/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, corporate lawyer Rich Honen of Phillips Lytle LLP, and Political Consultant Libby Post.

Topics include:
Citibank Settlement
Immigration Legislation
O'Malley Mulls Presidential Run
Atlantic City's Decline
NFL Drug Abuse

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Congressional Corner With Chris Gibson

    President Obama says he can’t rely on Congress to take action on immigration.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that common sense reforms are needed right away.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon July 14, 2014

7/14/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf and Political Consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include:
Elusive Cease-Fire
Iraq Stalemate
Immigration Politics
DEA Pot Fight
World Cup Over

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