Esty speaks with Voces de la Frontera activist, DREAMer, and public health student Alejandra Gonzalez, who was in DC during the federal shutdown last week.
How do we understand borders, the boundaries that define nation-states? What are the historical roots and causes of the global refugee crisis, and the borders that define the spatial relations of our increasingly globalized and imperiled planet? How do we begin to think outside the box in regard to immigration and the movement of imperiled […]
Immigrants rights group Voces de la Frontera provided transportation for people from across the state to testify at the hearing. The group’s leader, Christine Neumann Ortiz, worries it will open the floodgates for racial profiling and distrust of lawmakers in immigrant communities. “When you characterize an entire group of people as criminal, that’s racist,” Neumann […]
President Donald Trump ordered the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The policy better known as DACA allowed children who arrived in the U-S without paperwork to work and live here without fear of deportation. The retraction would affect 800,000 people in the United States, 8,000 of which live in Wisconsin. […]
Today on A Public Affair, Carousel Baryd discusses the topic of immigration. Carousel is an immigrant and so were her mother and grandmother. Carousel acknowledges how immigration will be effected under the Trump administration. She goes in depth about immigration’s importance, its oppression, and challenges. To help add a broader perspective of immigration, Carousel speaks […]
Pledge drive continues with Gabriel Thompson, author of “Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture.” The stories of the more than 800,000 men, women, and children working in California’s fields—one third of the nation’s agricultural workforce—are rarely heard, despite the persistence of wage theft, dangerous working conditions, and uncertain futures. This book of oral […]