immigration

New England News
6:06 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Massachusetts And Connecticut Governors Differ on Immigration Actions, So Do Lawmakers

U.S. Congressman Richard Neal, left, speaking with Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick in Great Barrington, Mass. Friday afternoon. Friday morning, Gov. Patrick announced the state was offering Camp Edwards and Westover Air Reserve Base as locations for the federal government to house immigrant children.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Responding to a federal request, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has offered Camp Edwards on Cape Cod and Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee as two locations to house immigrant children. But, the offer is not sitting well with other lawmakers.

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New England News
7:42 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Patrick's Offer To Use Air Base To House Immigrant Children Questioned

U.S. Congressman Richard Neal, left, speaking with Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick Friday afternoon in Great Barrington, Mass. Friday morning, Patrick announced the state is offering Camp Edwards on Cape Cod and Westover Air Reserve Base to the federal government as possible locations to temporarily house immigrant children.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Responding to a federal request Friday morning, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has offered Camp Edwards on Cape Cod and Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee as two locations to house up to 1,000 immigrant children.

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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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New England News
8:04 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Massachusetts May Shelter Unaccompanied Children

Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA0
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Governor Deval Patrick says he is weighing a request by the Obama administration about whether Massachusetts could agree to shelter some of the unaccompanied children crossing the nation's southern border illegally.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed July 9, 2014

7/9/14 Panel

    

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

Topics include:
Hobby Lobby Override
Border Crisis Money
Holder on Anti-terrorism
Palin calls for Impeachment
Look, we found Small Pox!

US News
1:31 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Immigration Attorney On Nonprofit Housing Centers For Immigrant Children

Credit Martinez Monsivais / AP

The White House announced today that President Obama will seek congressional approval for more than $3 billion to deal with the growing number of children, who are alone and crossing the border illegally from Mexico into the United States. The federal government is also seeking applications from not-for-profit and other groups to set up centers to house the children. One of those possible centers is the former Kenwood Academy Convent in Albany. Eric Copland is an immigration attorney with Copland and Brenner, a law firm in Latham. He says this type of situation has taken place before...

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New York News
5:15 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Fischer: Albany Wrong Place For Undocumented Children

A Capital Region Republican congressional candidate is disagreeing with a plan by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that could house the children of illegal immigrants in Albany.

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WAMC News
7:55 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses an oil spill in the Port of Albany and immigration nationally and locally.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Vox Pop : Open Forum on 6/24/14 : Immigration

Immigration reform is making headlines today. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told the House Homeland Security Committee that the Obama administration is looking at every possible option to help respond to a flood of immigrants—many of them children without parents—crossing the border illegally in southern Texas. And in Massachusetts the mayor of Springfield is calling for a moratorium on sending refugees to the city.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:53 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Paul Elisha: Mother Of Exiles

As the present global mind-set continues to dominate the American psyche, from the acme of political policy to many ordinary areas of doing business, this commentator calls “Time-Out!”, for a look at where we are, how we got here, what it’s cost us and what our future portends. As the self-appointed market managers of the so-called democratic (small-d) idiom, we seem to have become habituated to catch-phrases that create a wide latitude of definition and too much room for inexactitude: like “National Destiny” and “Spheres of Interest;” both of which help to harbor inhospitable hanky-panky for the uncontrolled capture of money and power.

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