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Immigration and Hurricane Harvey (UpFront KPFA)

August 31, 2017

From the show description:

On today’s show, we talk to two activists about the impact of Hurricane Harvey on undocumented immigrants.

Pancho Arguelles is the Executive Director of Living Hope Wheelchair Association and a founder and board member of Fe y Justicia Worker Center. In the wake of the Houston Floods, he has been working with undocumented workers who are wheelchair bound to make sure they can get to safety. 

Fernando Garcia is the Executive Director of Border Network for Human Rights, a leading human rights advocacy and immigration reform organization located at the U.S./Mexico Border. 

Then, we speak with Michael Clemens (a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and a research fellow at IZA Institute of Labor Economics in Bonn, Germany), about the divisive question of whether immigrants from poor countries hurt native workers.

Listen to full show here.

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Co-Director of Migration, Displacement, and Humanitarian Policy and Senior Fellow