Immigration

11:00 Earlier this week, a bipartisan group of eight U.S. Senators unveiled a proposal for immigration reform. On this hour, we’ll compare and contrast the Senate plan with the President’s plan that was also announced earlier this week, and we’ll hear from opponents. Guests

11:00 In a 1995 medical study, it was found that Latinas who were born in the U.S. tended to esteem a thinner figure, while those who immigrated after seventeen years of age had less desire for a thin body. The study attributes this to the fact that those arriving in the U.S. later in life were not socialized early on to the prevailing fashion of thinness perpetuated in U.S. culture and media. How are Latin Americans transitioning to life in Ohio? Guests

10:00 The number of American children won’t shrink in the coming years, but the number of children of non-Hispanic whites will drop along with the baby boomers, and those who fill the gap will be children and grandchildren of immigrants. How are we preparing them to play a role in the future of our country? On this hour of "All Sides," we'll hear from an immigration expert, and also from a founder of Rwandan Women in Action a local group that provides mutual support to refugees from Africa. Guests

Arizona's Immigration Law

Jun 1, 2010

Arizona’s new immigration law, with Arizona Republic reporter J. J. Hensley, University of Missouri law professor Kris Kobach and American Immigration Council executive director Benjamin Johnson.

Immigrant Advocates on Immigration Reform

Mar 23, 2010

Immigrant advocates perspectives on the problems with the U.S. immigration system and suggestions for strengthening our economy and protecting human rights, with Reform Immigration for America Ohio director Ruben Castilla Herrera, Church World Service Immigration Reform Ohio field director Gini Lohmann Bauman and League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Ohio state director Jason Riveiro.

Human Rights and Immigration

Dec 17, 2009

Human rights and legal issues affecting immigrants in the U.S., including the immigration detention system, with Human Rights Watch U.S. programs deputy director Alison Parker, Porter, Wright, Morris and Arthur immigration attorney Robert Cohen, author Wyvonne Page and Nyama Bernice Bryant, a Liberian woman who has lived and worked in Ohio for more than twenty years, who now faces deportation and separation from her husband and American-born children.

Immigrant Experience

Nov 3, 2009

The immigrant experience, and what it means to be an American, with author and NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu.

The outsourcing of U.S. jobs to other countries, has many Americans concerned. But this past week in Northeast Ohio, one of the loudest voices for keeping America strong in a time of offshore competition came from a man with a foreign accent.

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