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Radioactivity listeners weigh in on the President's immigration speech listen

11/21/14 Rob Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Tags: immigration, obama

Today on Radioactivity we hear the President's speech on immigration and then Rob Lorei opened the phones to hear what listeners thought.

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Director of refugee services group discusses treatment undocumented Cuban immigrants

11/20/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tags: immigration, Cuabn immigrants, Hirma A. Ruiz

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In anticipation of tonight's immigration speech by President Obama Radioactivity discusses the treatment undocumented Cuban immigrants when they come to the US with Hiram A. Ruiz Director, Refugee Services for the Department of Children and Families.

Some material from this news story were included: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/08/us-usa-immigration-cuba-idUSBRE9170F920130208

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Pulitzer-winning Sonia Nazario speaks at Eckerd College about ongoing child refugee crisis listen

09/12/14 Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Sonia Nazario, Lourdes Flores, Enrique's Journey, immigration, Honduras, incarceration, prisons, Eckerd Collge, drug war, refugee, migrant

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Sonia Nazario, the Pulitzer-winning journalist and author of the book, Enrique’s Journey, spoke at Eckerd College Thursday night about the ongoing child refugee crisis. It was the first time that Nazario, and Enrique’s mother, Lourdes Flores, spoke to an audience together. They focused on the harsh realities, misconceptions and solutions to the crisis in Central and North America.

The auditorium was packed to capacity with 600 people. Some in the audience were Eckerd College freshman, who...

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Hillsborough Sheriff to stop ICE holds of undocumented immigrants listen

09/11/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tags: immigration, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Raices en Tampa, Marisol Marquez, Catherine Lim, WMNF News, Seán Kinane

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According to an Associated Press analysis of Homeland Security Department data, the agency is on pace to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007.

But even immigrants who are not destined to be immediately deported are often detained by local law enforcement departments. But the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is changing its policy and will no longer detain immigrants being investigated for deportation.

It’s an issue that has been brought to the forefront by a ...

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Pulitzer prize winning reporter discusses the controversy over immigration from Latin America listen

09/08/14 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: ENRIQUE’S JOURNEY, Sonia Nazario, immigration

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Today on Radioactivity, Rob Lorei speaks with Sonia Nazario author of ENRIQUE’S JOURNEY and Pulitzer Prize winning reporter about the controversy over immigration from Latin America. Who are the immigrants? What are their stories? Should Americans be afraid of these newcomers?

In Pasco County a debate is raging over 16 children- undocumented minors- immigrants from Central America. They are being provided food and shelter by the Gulf Coast Jewish and Fa...

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Immigration Crisis in America listen

08/13/14 Warren Elly with John Ovink and Lauren Garrity
Last Call Wednesday
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Tags: John Ovink, Lauren Garrity, immigration

A discussion of the immigration crisis of 63,000 unaccompanied Central American Children fleeing gang drug and sexual violence

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Crist unveils plan for executive orders to raise wages and prevent discrimination listen

07/29/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Charlie Crist, Florida, Rick Scott, minimum wage, All Aboard Florida, debates, Nan Rich, elections, 2014 election, immigration

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If he’s elected governor again, Democrat Charlie Crist says he’ll sign five executive orders on inauguration day to do things like prevent workplace discrimination, open government and raise the minimum wage for workers contracting with the state.

Crist announced what he’s calling the “First Day of Fairness” plan Tuesday morning at Enoch Davis Center in South St. Petersburg.

“And the things that I would like to do if I win, right after I get sworn in include the following: make govern...

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Tampa group Raíces en Tampa to hold rally in support of refugee children listen

07/25/14 Lisa Kauffman
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Tags: Marisol Marquez, Raices en Tampa, refugee children, immigration

With thousands of children coming to the U.S. from Central America, local activists are calling on the government to welcome refugee children instead of deporting them back to their home countries.Raices in Tampa is organizing a rally Thursday.

Marisol Marquez is an activist and co-founder of the group.

"We are a community and we started not even a year ago, here in Tampa. It’s a group that’s made up mostly of workers in the city of Tampa. It was four of us, were just friends, and we d...

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Immigration group calls on Hillsborough Sheriff to join others in ditching unnecessary detentions listen

07/15/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Driver's licenses for all, Raices en Tampa, Marisol Marquez, Jared Hamil, immigration

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The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office keeps undocumented immigrants in jail for a federal immigration enforcement agency instead of letting them bail out. An immigration’s rights group is asking them to join other local agencies who have stopped that practice.

According to an analysis by the group Raices en Tampa, more than 80% of undocumented immigrants held in the Hillsborough County jail aren’t charged with a crime. Marisol Marquez is the founder of that group.

“We found out th...

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Right-wing group advocates political lobbying in church listen

06/24/14 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Tags: Liberty Counsel, Religion, conservative Christian, abortion, pro-life, immigration, Gay Marriage

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A conservative Christian group is asking church leaders to ramp up political advocacy. During one of several statewide “rallies” on Tuesday in Tampa, leaders with the Who Will Stand campaign showed a video telling pastors it’s OK to talk politics.

“Not one single church has ever in the history of America lost its tax exempt status for either endorsing or opposing a particular candidate or endorsing or opposing legislation or lobbying. Not one in America.”

That’s Matthew Staver, founder...

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