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 […]
On today’s show, we talk about migrant farm workers with writer and photographer David Bacon. His new book, In the Fields of the North/En los campos del norte, Bacon combines oral histories and black-and-white photographs to document the lives of the migrants. Today is also the start of our summer pledge drive! Donate today.
A gallon of conventionally-produced milk currently costs around three dollars. That price could rise to as high as six dollars a gallon if President Donald Trump succeeds in his promise to deport all undocumented immigrants in the United States. That’s because the dairy industry, in Wisconsin and elsewhere, depends heavily on workers from Mexico and […]