Episode
November 26, 2013

Taking a stand on US immigration

Activists open new front in battle for immigration reform.
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About 250 people march to the US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement office with a goal of stopping future deportations on October 14, 2013, in Phoenix, Arizona. (AP/ROSS D. FRANKLIN)

Tuesday, November 26 at 19:30 GMT: 

Immigration-reform activists are stepping up pressure on the US government. Frustrated by the lack of progress, many ‘Dreamers’ are turning to more aggressive tactics. They’re protesting, going on hunger strikes, and engaging in acts of civil disobedience, to push Congress to enact legislation and President Obama to halt deportations. They say since traditional lobbying did not work, it’s time for escalation. But, will these tactics succeed? 

In this episode, we speak to:

Prerna Lal @PrernaPLal
Co-founder, Dream Activist
prernalal.com

Carlos Gutierrez @R4irOrg
Chair, Republicans for Immigration Reform 
 
David Leopold @DavidLeopold
Former President, American Immigration Lawyers Association 
 
Neidi Dominguez @Neidid 
California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance
 

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