With immigration reform legislation floundering and the status of millions of people who reside illegally in this country still undecided, we thought it would be an appropriate time to have another show where we hear directly the voices of immigrations, documented and undocumented.
We’ll be hearing from Ruben Chandrasekar, an immigrant from South India, who lives here in Baltimore and works for the American Friends Service Committee. He works on immigration issues, so he can speak not just about his own experiences but also those of people he helps everyday. Also, Luis, who is an undocumented immigrant from Guatamala. He came here to try and make enough money to help his mother escape an abusive relationship.
I’m a big fan of getting all the facts…which is why when we have shows on immigration we’ve heard from people who can talk about how it can effect schools, hospitals, the economy, how long it will take an ambulance to get to your house. But part of the facts we need to gather is also why people come here, under what circumstances, and what will happen if they are denied a path to citizenship or if the legal route into this country is made more difficult.
I hope you enjoy it.