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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Border Stories: On the Frontlines of the Immigration Debate

Immigration reform is the hot button issue in the U.S. Talk to your
colleagues, friends or family, about it, and you¹re certain to spark a
debate about what should be done with the 12 million undocumented people
working and living in this country.
In fact, the U.S. Congress remains deadlocked over the issue, each side
unable to hammer out a compromise that makes sense. So why is there so much

On this edition, people who¹ve risked their lives to enter the U.S. undocumented share their personal stories of why they came, and what they hope for their futures and the future of immigrants in this country.

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Alicia and Yvette, sisters and Mexican Immigrants from Oaxaca; Waffle and
Geoffrey Boyce, volunteers, No More Deaths; Debbie Weingarten, volunteer
coordinator, No More Deaths; Delmy, Mexican Immigrant from Yucatan; Gustavo
Soto, U.S. Border Patrol¹s Tucson Sector; Francisco Geronimo, Mexican
Immigrant from Puebla; Michelle, Brazilian immigrant; Assie Sampa, Cuban
immigrant; Blanca Lopez, Nicaraguan immigrant; Elka Goodin, Jamaican
immigrant; Ramon Martinez, Cuban refugee now U.S. citizen; Marleine Bastien,
founder/executive director, FANM Ayisyen Nan Miyami Inc. (Haitian Women of
Miami); Katiana Des Arnes, student.

Senior Producer/Host: Tena Rubio. Making Contact Intern Producer: Stefana
Petrova. Contributing Producers: Nancy Hand, Esther Manilla.

For more information:

National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights (NNIRR)
310 8th St., Ste. 303
Oakland, CA 94607
510-465-1984; Fax 510-465-1885

Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
2533 W. 3rd Street, Suite 101
Los Angeles, CA 90057

ACLU Immigrants¹ Rights Project
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Institute for Policy Studies1112 16th Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
202-234-9382; Fax: 202-387-7915

No More Deaths 3809 E. 3rd Street
Tucson AZ, 85716

FANM Ayisyen Nan Miyami Inc./ Haitian Women of Miami
8325 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 100
Miami, FL 33138

Human Rights Watch
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10118-3299

National Immigrant Solidarity Network

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