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Nearly 200 immigrants become U.S. citizens while Senators push for comprehensive immigration reform listen01/28/13 Janelle Irwin
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Some Republicans and Democrats in the Senate announced an immigration reform framework today that would benefit undocumented immigrants. Senator Charles Schumer, a Democrat from New York, said the agreement is a major breakthrough because Americans oppose illegal immigration, but support legal immigration.
The push came as nearly 200 Tampa Bay area immigrants became American citizens during a naturalization ceremony at Eckerd College Monday morning.
People from 56 countries ranging in...Be the first to comment
01/22/13 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday) Listen to this entire show:
Good morning, welcome to radioactivity. Iâm Rob Lorei. Coming upâtomorrow thereâs vote on whether to hold a transit referendum in Pinellas County. Weâll talk about that later. And whatâs 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 â in discussing tonightâs new PBS Frontline documenta...Be the first to comment
01/11/13 SeÃ¡n Kinane
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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.
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"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...
09/06/12 Janelle Irwin
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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...Be the first to comment
08/29/12 Liz McKibbon
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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...1 comments
The Tampa Bay Times Polls Likely Voters on Obama, Romney, Nelson, Scott, Health Care and Immigration07/16/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday) Listen to this entire show:
Good afternoon, welcome to WMNFâ¦.In the past few days the Tampa Bay Times has published a series of stories based on a recent pollâ¦..
The telephone survey of 800 registered Florida voters â all likely to vote in the November general election â 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...Be the first to comment
06/15/12 SeÃ¡n Kinane
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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
2:09 P.M. EDT
THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. This morning, Secretary Napolitano announced new actions my administration will take to mend our nationâs immigr...Be the first to comment
03/15/12 Mitch Perry
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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.Be the first to comment
02/29/12 SeÃ¡n Kinane
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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.
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New book tells varied stories of immigration; and prominent local neurosurgeon offers free medical care in Gaza02/23/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday) Listen to this entire show:
Coming up today weâll talk with the author of a new book which tells the stories of 50 immigrants to the US.
Later weâll talk with a prominent local neurosurgeon who has given up his private practice and is now concentrating on international and health care policy. Heâll be giving a talk tonight at the University of Tampa on why we should be paying attention to what is happening in Gaza â the Palestinian territory next to Israel.
First upâthe author of the new book GREEN CARD ...Be the first to comment