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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Border stories

Immigration reform is the hot button issue in the U.S. Talk to your colleagues, friends or family, about it, and you're certain to spark a debate about what should be done with the 12 million undocumented people working and living in this country.

photo: Chicago Typewriter

links to Chicago Typewriter article,

'Immigration and the Minutemen'

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 debate?

On this edition, people who've 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.


Alicia and Yvette, sisters and Mexican immigrants from Oaxaca; Geoffrey Boyce and Waffle, volunteers, No More Deaths; Debbie Weingarten, volunteer coordinator, No More Deaths; Delmy, Mexican immigrant from Yucatan; Gustavo Soto, U.S. Border Patrol's 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.

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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; nnirr@nnirr.org

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

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

Institute for Policy Studies
1112 16th Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
202-234-9382; fax: 202-387-7915; info@ips-dc.org

No More Deaths
3809 E. 3rd Street
Tucson AZ, 85716
520-495-5583; action@nomoredeaths.org

FANM Ayisyen Nan Miyami Inc./ Haitian Women of Miami
8325 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 100
Miami, FL 33138
305-756-8050; info@fanm.org

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

National Immigrant Solidarity Network

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
2533 W. Third St., Ste. 101
Los Angeles, CA 90057
213-353-1333; fax 213-353-1344; info@chirla.org

Further reading:: Chicago Typewriter: 'Immigration and the Minutemen'


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