immigration http://kcur.org en Kansas City, Kansas Group Works To Keep Children From Becoming Border Kids http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-kansas-group-works-keep-children-becoming-border-kids <p></p><p></p><p>As the U.S. struggles with the thousands of "border kids" crossing its southern boundaries, one organization in Kansas City, Kansas is working with families in Latin America to help children remain in their own communities.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:25:09 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 59078 at http://kcur.org Kansas City, Kansas Group Works To Keep Children From Becoming Border Kids Deferred Action Immigration Program Leaves Detained Kansas City Man In Limbo http://kcur.org/post/deferred-action-immigration-program-leaves-detained-kansas-city-man-limbo <p><strong>Update, 3:32 p.m.<br />Edher&nbsp;Palafox was released from ICE custody Thursday afternoon, his lawyer said in an email.</strong></p><p><em>The original story appears below:</em></p><p>It’s been a year and a half since President Barack Obama announced an executive order that could potentially transform the lives of many undocumented immigrants.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:47:09 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 49520 at http://kcur.org Deferred Action Immigration Program Leaves Detained Kansas City Man In Limbo Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals Offers Future To Undocumented Youth http://kcur.org/post/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-offers-future-undocumented-youth <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On June 15, 2012 President Barack Obama signed a memorandum called the </span><a href="http://www.dhs.gov/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals" style="line-height: 1.5;">Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Under this mandate, young people who were brought to the United States illegally as children can apply to attend public universities, get driver licenses and work legally.</span></p><p>However, DACA&nbsp;offers no path to citizenship and its future is uncertain. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 02:00:01 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross & Matthew Long-Middleton 49486 at http://kcur.org Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals Offers Future To Undocumented Youth Your Questions For The Neo-Nazi Leader http://kcur.org/post/your-questions-neo-nazi-leader <p>The National Socialist Movement, an organization that grew out of the American Nazi Party, held a rally in downtown Kansas City, Mo., on Saturday.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">By about 10 to one, opponents of the anti-immigrant rally outnumbered the neo-Nazis at &nbsp;counter-protests close by- one across the street and a second at The Liberty Memorial.</span></p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 14:39:20 +0000 Laura Ziegler 46626 at http://kcur.org Your Questions For The Neo-Nazi Leader Children Of Meatpackers Dream Big, Cultivate Opportunity http://kcur.org/post/children-meatpackers-dream-big-cultivate-opportunity <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">Not yet 9 a.m. on a warm fall day, freshmen Binh Hua and My Nguyen are in protective goggles, long hair pulled back, ready for their chemistry class in a Garden City Community College lab.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 13:37:58 +0000 Peggy Lowe & Abbie Fentress Swanson 46020 at http://kcur.org Children Of Meatpackers Dream Big, Cultivate Opportunity Schools Become The Safety-Net For Immigrants In Rural Missouri http://kcur.org/post/schools-become-safety-net-immigrants-rural-missouri <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">It’s almost 9 a.m., and Noel Primary School teacher Erin McPherson is helping a group of Spanish-speaking students complete English language exercises. But it’s tough going.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 13:56:04 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 45893 at http://kcur.org Schools Become The Safety-Net For Immigrants In Rural Missouri Immigration: A Grown-Up Subject For Young Readers http://kcur.org/post/immigration-grown-subject-young-readers <p></p><p>The newest book by Kansas City author <strong>Angela Cervantes</strong> tackles a tough subject: what happens when immigrant families are torn apart.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cervantes' approach is different: the book is written for a young audience aged 8-12, and tackles a topic difficult and </span>all-too-familar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to many of her intended readers.</span></p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:44:34 +0000 Steve Kraske & Stephen Steigman 42646 at http://kcur.org Immigration: A Grown-Up Subject For Young Readers Immigration Debate Heats Up at Topeka Town Hall Meeting http://kcur.org/post/immigration-debate-heats-topeka-town-hall-meeting <p>Republican Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins held a town hall meeting in Topeka Wednesday to hear opinions from voters in eastern Kansas, and many of them had immigration on their minds. Jenkins fielded several questions and comments about immigration and the discussion became quite heated.</p><p>Renee Slinkard from Parker said the U.S. should close the borders and increase immigration enforcement.</p><p>“Our immigration system is not broke,” said&nbsp;Slinkard. “Our immigration system is fine.&nbsp; What is broken is the enforcement of that immigration system.”</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:11:13 +0000 Stephen Koranda 42018 at http://kcur.org Immigration Debate Heats Up at Topeka Town Hall Meeting The Ethics Professors: Government & Privacy http://kcur.org/post/ethics-professors-government-privacy <div>Should the government be able to access your telephone records? Are the actions of the NSA any worse than companies like Google that constantly mine our information?</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 15:14:16 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 39232 at http://kcur.org The Ethics Professors: Government & Privacy Border Blockage Seen Key To Immigration Law Change http://kcur.org/post/border-blockage-seen-key-immigration-law-change <p>As the U.S. Senate wrestles with immigration law changes, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says the measures are doomed to fail without real border security. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 21:17:53 +0000 Dan Verbeck 38881 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: Rev. Rick Behrens On Immigration Reform http://kcur.org/post/90-mile-view-rev-rick-behrens-immigration-reform <p></p><p></p><p><strong>Rev. Rick Behrens</strong> is pastor of Grandview Park Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, Kansas, an inner-city church with a congregation and a community largely made up of immigrants.&nbsp; In this installment of 90-Mile View, Rick talks immigration policy and reform with Steve Kraske and what it means to the people he serves.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 20:17:09 +0000 Danie Alexander 38880 at http://kcur.org 90-Mile View: Rev. Rick Behrens On Immigration Reform Divided Opinions Dominate Immigration Talks http://kcur.org/post/divided-opinions-dominate-immigration-talks <div><div><p></p><p></p><p>A new Kansas statute requires proof of citizenship before voting in an election for the first time. The controversial legislation has many people divided.&nbsp;</p></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This hour, <strong>Kris Kobach</strong>, known for his influence on&nbsp;immigration law, and author <strong>Alvaro Vargas Llosa</strong> join Steve Kraske to discuss policy and reform.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div></div><p></p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 38807 at http://kcur.org Divided Opinions Dominate Immigration Talks Photography Exhibit Portrays 100 Years Of Missouri Immigrants http://kcur.org/post/photography-exhibit-portrays-100-years-missouri-immigrants <p>The cultures of Kansas and Missouri was shaped by wave after wave of immigrants: from Germany, Ireland, Italy and Eastern Europe. A new exhibit called, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/420628524690020/" target="_blank"><em>The Missouri Immigrant Experience: Faces and Places</em></a> portrays vivid images of the state’s diverse immigrants from the early nineteenth century to today.&nbsp; The exhibit was sponsored by the Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates (MIRA), a coalition of organizations that advocates for immigrants.</p><p></p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:59:36 +0000 Susan B. Wilson & Monica Sandreczki 35113 at http://kcur.org Photography Exhibit Portrays 100 Years Of Missouri Immigrants Missouri House Committee Looks At Revoking Public Assistance For Some Immigrants http://kcur.org/post/missouri-house-committee-looks-revoking-public-assistance-some-immigrants <p></p><div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB765&amp;year=2013&amp;code=R">Legislation that would repeal public assistance for some immigrants </a>is being considered by a <a href="http://house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> committee.</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:20:20 +0000 Marshall Griffin 35105 at http://kcur.org Missouri House Committee Looks At Revoking Public Assistance For Some Immigrants Missouri Senate Panel Holds Final Immigration Meeting http://kcur.org/post/missouri-senate-panel-holds-final-immigration-meeting <p>The Missouri Senate’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Immigration held its final meeting Thursday.&nbsp; Among the issues discussed was legislation that would require driver’s license exams be given in English only.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 16:24:57 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Marshall Griffin 29023 at http://kcur.org Missouri Senate Panel Holds Final Immigration Meeting Policy Change Brings 800 New Immigration Service Jobs To Region http://kcur.org/post/policy-change-brings-800-new-immigration-service-jobs-region <p>A change in U.S. immigration policy last summer has translated into 800 new jobs for metro Kansas City.&nbsp; The work will be both sides of state line and pay no less than $27,000 a year. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 23:04:59 +0000 Dan Verbeck 27543 at http://kcur.org The Distance Between Us http://kcur.org/post/distance-between-us <p>On Tuesday’s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard</em></a> author <strong><a href="http://www.reynagrande.com/" target="_blank">Reyna Grande</a></strong> describes her experience living as in illegal immigrant in the U.S.</p><p>Her memoir, <em><strong>The Distance Between Us</strong>,</em> is an intimate, graphic narrative about her early years left behind by her parents in Mexico, tumultuous time as a youth in America and journey to becoming a U.S. citizen.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:08:53 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon & Jabulani Leffall 26032 at http://kcur.org The Distance Between Us Missourians React To Obama Immigration Policy Announcement http://kcur.org/post/missourians-react-obama-immigration-policy-announcement <p>President Obama surprised the country on Friday by unveiling a <strong>new immigration policy</strong>.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 16:21:06 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 19573 at http://kcur.org Missourians React To Obama Immigration Policy Announcement Report: Immigration From Mexico To U.S. Comes To Standstill http://kcur.org/post/report-immigration-mexico-us-comes-standstill The historic wave of migration from Mexico to the United States, which over four decades brought 12 million immigrants to the country, has come to a standstill. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 20:49:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 16439 at http://kcur.org Report: Immigration From Mexico To U.S. Comes To Standstill Immigration Remains A Dicey Issue For Romney, GOP http://kcur.org/post/immigration-remains-dicey-issue-romney-gop At a Republican candidates' forum in Wisconsin before the state's primary earlier this month, a speaker who wasn't on the ballot had strong words for the GOP regarding its low standing among Hispanic voters.<p>"The way the party ... talks about immigration is going to impact the future course of this party and the future course of this nation," said former U.S. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 07:41:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 16385 at http://kcur.org Immigration Remains A Dicey Issue For Romney, GOP Becoming American In Missouri http://kcur.org/post/becoming-american-missouri <p>In 2003 he left his life working as an attorney in London and Paris and moved to the much smaller community of Columbia, Missouri. Last week, he made it official. <strong>Alex George</strong> is a U.S. citizen. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 23:23:52 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Steve Kraske & Kathleen Pointer 12998 at http://kcur.org Becoming American In Missouri Controversy In Kansas Over Proposed Immigration Bill http://kcur.org/post/controversy-kansas-over-proposed-immigration-bill <p>The controversy over illegal immigration is pitting Republican against Republican and business against immigration hardliners in Kansas. A coalition of business and farm advocates have proposed legislation to help some who are in the country without legal documents stay beyond expired visas in an effort to support the state’s meat and dairy industry.</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 22:57:17 +0000 Laura Ziegler 12017 at http://kcur.org Controversy In Kansas Over Proposed Immigration Bill Kansas Cuts Food Benefits For Some Immigrants' Families http://kcur.org/post/kansas-cuts-food-benefits-some-immigrants-families <p>The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services recently cut off hundreds – possibly thousands – of immigrant families from receiving food stamps.</p> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 23:16:27 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 12047 at http://kcur.org Kansas Cuts Food Benefits For Some Immigrants' Families Republicans At Odds Over Undocumented Worker Program http://kcur.org/post/republicans-odds-over-undocumented-worker-program <p>A pro-business, pro-immigration bill introduced in the Kansas legislature yesterday pits traditionally Republican business leaders against the hardline anti-immigration Secretary of State and maybe the Republican governor as well.</p> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 14:31:09 +0000 Laura Ziegler 11859 at http://kcur.org Republicans At Odds Over Undocumented Worker Program Missouri Bill Calls For Schools To Check Citizenship http://kcur.org/post/missouri-bill-calls-schools-check-citizenship <p>A Missouri Senate committee is holding a hearing Tuesday, January 17 on a bill that would require schools to check the immigration status of students. And it calls on police to check anyone they stop, if they have a suspicion it could be an illegal immigrant.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 22:24:57 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 10961 at http://kcur.org Missouri Bill Calls For Schools To Check Citizenship Rockhurst Student Faces Deportation http://kcur.org/post/rockhurst-student-faces-deportation <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d762301caac-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d762301caac-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d762301caac-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-903754.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – A Kansas City college student was arrested participating in a sit-in for immigrants' rights in Sen. John McCain's office in Tucson, Ariz. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross spoke with Yahaira Carrillo, who is still in Arizona, awaiting an immigration court hearing.</p> Mon, 24 May 2010 19:38:16 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 6651 at http://kcur.org Rockhurst Student Faces Deportation Among Toughest In Nation: Missouri Immigration Laws To Begin http://kcur.org/post/among-toughest-nation-missouri-immigration-laws-begin <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d7633c5ef35-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d7633c5ef35-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d7633c5ef35-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-728000.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Hotly disputed laws put Missouri in forefront against illegal immigration. Sanctuary cities banned. Sponsor, Rep. Bob Onder denies proliferation of ethnic profiling.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2008 09:12:45 +0000 Dan Verbeck 4293 at http://kcur.org Among Toughest In Nation: Missouri Immigration Laws To Begin Immigrant And Refugee Farmers Share Planting Tips http://kcur.org/post/immigrant-and-refugee-farmers-share-planting-tips <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d77d30686ff-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d77d30686ff-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d77d30686ff-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-656837.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>In the winter, as the land takes a rest, farmers often attend seminars and workshops so they can prepare for the next growing season. In the small cafeteria of the Korean Presbyterian Church in the Argentine neighborhood of Kansas City Kansas, a group of immigrant and refugee farmers recently gathered to share ideas.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2007 05:34:44 +0000 Suzanne Hogan 3746 at http://kcur.org