Wed July 23, 2014
The crisis at the border involving large numbers of unaccompanied minors adds more complexity to an already very difficult and divisive immigration problem in the US. Members of Congress can’t agree on what’s to be done, and there has been criticism of the Obama Administration’s efforts in immigration reform. We’ll be joined by experts who will discuss some of the reasons for this surge in numbers along the border, why the government can’t agree, and we’ll talk with two immigrants about their very different stories of immigration to the US and what their status is today.
Dianne Stewart - South African/Irish citizen trying to get permanent status in the U.S.
Jess George - Executive Director of the Latin American Coalition.
Greg Weeks - professor and chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, UNC Charlotte
Elver Barrios - community organizer affiliated with the Latin American Coalition and immigrated to the U.S. from Guatemala as a child.