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The History of Immigration to the US and A Possible Transit Referendum in Pinellas County?

01/22/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Good morning, welcome to radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up—tomorrow there’s vote on whether to hold a transit referendum in Pinellas County. We’ll talk about that later. And what’s the history of immigration to the US? A new book explores the problems facing Irish, German, Italian, Chinese, Jewish, Muslim, Black west Indian and other ethnic groups when they emigrated to the US. But first- a listener comment. Last Friday – in discussing tonight’s new PBS Frontline documenta...

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Rep. Castor pushes for comprehensive immigration reform listen

01/11/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Despite the fact that there are 11 million people in the U.S. without proper documentation, the U.S. Congress has not passed comprehensive immigration reform. But in a press conference this morning in Ybor City, Tampa-area member of Congress Kathy Castor said she hopes that will change.

"There is no legal pathway to citezenship that exists right now. I hear from a number of people who say: "Why don't the Dream kids just apply for citzenship?" That pathway does not exist legally. That is w...

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Immigrants with lots of investment cash could get green cards listen

09/06/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Officials in Tampa are considering applying for a program that would give residents of other countries legal status in the U.S. if they invest in American businesses. City council will organize a task force to evaluate whether an employment-based visa program called EB-5 would create jobs in Tampa.

Foreign nationals with the wherewithal to dump either a half million or a million dollars into an American business can get a green card for conditional permanent residence in the U.S. Thursda...

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In Tampa activists rally against voter suppression listen

08/29/12 Liz McKibbon
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Republicans have been outspoken about battling supposed voter fraud in elections. The Florida Consumer Action Network hosted speeches and a march last night in Ybor City in protest of increased voting regulations. Voter suppression concerns focused on immigrants and African Americans.

In recent years, ten states have added photo identification to the list of requirements necessary to vote or to register to vote. Republicans say the increased regulations are essential to maintaining integr...

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The Tampa Bay Times Polls Likely Voters on Obama, Romney, Nelson, Scott, Health Care and Immigration

07/16/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF….In the past few days the Tampa Bay Times has published a series of stories based on a recent poll…..

The telephone survey of 800 registered Florida voters — all likely to vote in the November general election — was conducted July 9-11 for the Tampa Bay Times, Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, Bay News 9 and Central Florida News 13. The poll w...

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Full text of President Obama's speech on new policy to not deport most undocumented youth listen

06/15/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Here's the full text of the speech as provided by the White House:

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release June 15, 2012

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT

ON IMMIGRATION

Rose Garden

2:09 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. This morning, Secretary Napolitano announced new actions my administration will take to mend our nation’s immigr...

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Kelly Kirschner talks about immigration

03/15/12 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Kelly Kirschner is director of Unidos Now, a Latino advocacy group based in Sarasota.

A former Mayor and City Commissioner in Sarasota, the 37-year-old Kirschner talked about how it's vital that Latinos, who will continue to gain in population in the U.S., be treated as an important demographic, vs. being demonized when it comes to discussing illegal immigration.

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Coalition of Immokalee Workers and allies to begin six-day Fast for Fair Food Monday

02/29/12 Seán Kinane
Last Call Wednesday
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On Monday, Immokalee migrant farmworkers and their allies will begin a six-day Fast for Fair Food in Lakeland. This afternoon my guests were Elbin Perez of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Joe Parker of the Student/Farmworker Alliance.

Here are more WMNF News stories about the Coalition of Immokalee Workers

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New book tells varied stories of immigration; and prominent local neurosurgeon offers free medical care in Gaza

02/23/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Coming up today we’ll talk with the author of a new book which tells the stories of 50 immigrants to the US.

Later we’ll talk with a prominent local neurosurgeon who has given up his private practice and is now concentrating on international and health care policy. He’ll be giving a talk tonight at the University of Tampa on why we should be paying attention to what is happening in Gaza — the Palestinian territory next to Israel.

First up—the author of the new book GREEN CARD ...

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Will there ever be a comprehensive immigration bill?

12/08/11 Mitch Perry
Last Call Thursday
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Frank Sharry with the Washington D.C. backed group America's Voices, talks to WMNF about the state of the illegal immigration debate in America.

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