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Your Call: Immigrant voices

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Taken on January 25, 2017


On today’s Your Call, we continue our weeklong immigration series by discussing the real life impacts of Donald Trump’s sweeping executive orders on immigrants and refugees.

His plan to deport up to eight million undocumented immigrants coupled with recent large-scale raids, and the executive order banning people from seven Muslim majority countries, has stoked fear in immigrant communities across the country. How are communities dealing with the new deportation regime?


Juan Prieto, undocumented senior at UC Berkeley studying English

Ali, immigrant from Yemen who has been in the US for 17 years

Jenny Zhao, staff attorney with the Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus

Web Resources:

The New York Times: Even at Berkeley, I Face Threats as an Undocumented Student

Middle East Eye: Amid Trump's win, San Francisco rights groups fight to keep Arab heritage alive

KQED Radio: Undocumented and Unafraid

The Mercury News: Yemeni refugee family arrives in East Bay after Trump travel ban nightmare

Malihe Razazan is the senior producer of KALW's daily call-in program, Your Call.
Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.