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    Federal authorities have proposed expanding the renewal fee on work permits for foreign workers.
  • What is it going to take before Congress will take up fair and just immigration reform?Do non-citizens make up a larger percentage of the overall population than in years past? Do undocumented immigrants?When someone shows up at the border, claiming asylum, does the system give him or her the benefit of the doubt? If not, why not?Isn't the fight for immigrant and refuge rights a forgotten part of the fight for racial justice?On Wednesday, May 8, YLR Host, Jeff Hayden, is joined by Professor Bill Hing, author of Humanizing Immigration: How to Transform Our Racist and Unjust System.Questions for Jeff and his guest? Please call (866) 798-8255.
  • Crosscurrents
    Angel Island is a designated National Historic Landmark and you can take a ferry to see the poetry of Chinese immigrants scrawled in the walls of the immigration station, some over a hundred years old.
  • Your Legal Rights
    Lately, both immigration and crime are in the news. Even for people legally here for generations, even minor infractions that most people would agree are neither serious nor violent can have serious consequences, while others might not. Tonight, we look at criminal law, immigration law, and where these two legal disciplines converge. We hear a lot about illegal entry into the nation; we hear far less about people living here for years, or generations, who face these consequences. In some cases, the victim of an offense might face life altering consequences, such as a domestic violence victim who’s non-citizen spouse faces deportation 20 years later, leaving an American citizen victim to choose between losing his or her source of income amidst the break-up of the family unit or leave the country to stay with his or her life partner following a minor incident where he or she never sought prosecution. Perhaps you want to learn more about this growing area of concern or want to learn how courts and prosecutors alike achieve justice when outside forces constrain what options are open to the parties in a case. YLR host, Jeff Hayden, is joined by Carla Gomez, once a criminal defense attorney, now with several years of experience practicing – and training other attorneys – of where criminal law meets immigration consequences, and Juan Prieto from the Immigrants Legal Resource Center. Questions for Jeff and his guests? Call us, toll-free, at (866) 798-8255.
  • Crosscurrents
    Monday marks the 82nd anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing order 9066. It gave the U.S. Army the authority to remove Japanese Americans from their homes. So we visit a farm at Tule Lake that was essential to both their existence and their resistance.
  • The San Francisco Library is re-launching a series of workshops for green card holders to get help applying for their U.S. citizenship.
  • Crosscurrents
    In honor of LGBTQ+ History month, we're revisiting a story from someone who shared his experience leaving his home country behind because his life was in danger.
  • The popular media presents a very misleading image of recent changes in law and punishment, immigrants entering or already living in this country, and create a perception that both sentences and overall incarceration rates are at historic lows, when quite the opposite is true.To help flush out the related issues of crime, immigration, and immigration consequences of often minor transgressions, YLR Host Jeff Hayden is joined by Stanely Radtke, an immigration attorney, and Mara Feiger, a certified criminal law specialist.Questions for Jeff and his guests? Please call, toll-free, at (866) 798-8255.
  • In “Bad Hombres” at San Francisco’s Theatre Rhinoceros, sole actor Rudy Guerrero plays seven characters that comically skewer stereotypes of queer Latinos.
  • When undocumented immigrants are released from prison they can face deportation. Charles Joseph, who was born in Fiji, says that's what will happen to him.
  • Most religions teach people to help those in need. But what happens when that mandate clashes with how the government views the law? In this story from The Spiritual Edge, we hear how federal prosecutors cracked down on volunteers providing aid on the border.