Immigration http://wesa.fm en What Would the Pennsylvania Dream Act Mean for PA? http://wesa.fm/post/what-would-pennsylvania-dream-act-mean-pa <p>At best estimate, tens of thousands of children of undocumented immigrants live in our state today. The <a href="http://paimmigrant.org/programs/immigration-reform/dream-act">Pennsylvania Dream Act</a>&nbsp; would give children of undocumented immigrants who have attended high school in the state, an opportunity to apply for admission to state owned colleges and universities, or related universities, at in-state rates.</p><p>The Dream Act bill is led by Pennsylvania State Senator <a href="http://www.senatorsmucker.com/">Lloyd Smucker</a>, a Republican who says, “This is not a partisan issue this is about, what is the right thing to do for this group of kids.” Tue, 29 Oct 2013 19:36:34 +0000 Nick Frost 18909 at http://wesa.fm What Would the Pennsylvania Dream Act Mean for PA? Making Pittsburgh Appealing for Immigration & Innovation http://wesa.fm/post/making-pittsburgh-appealing-immigration-innovation <p>Hundreds of immigrants come to Pittsburgh to refine their skills in engineering and the sciences at schools like CMU and University of Pittsburgh. But current immigration laws often cannot keep this potential workforce in the United States.</p><p>Brian Kennedy, Vice President of Strategic Services and Government Relations for the <a href="http://www.pghtech.org/">Pittsburgh Technology Council</a> says these potential entrepreneurs are leaving Pittsburgh for places that have more comprehensive immigration legislation.</p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 22:24:57 +0000 Katherine Blackley 14996 at http://wesa.fm Making Pittsburgh Appealing for Immigration & Innovation Immigration Reform Clears A Major Hurdle http://wesa.fm/post/immigration-reform-clears-major-hurdle <p></p><p>A strong showing of bipartisan support Thursday&nbsp;resulted in the <a href="http://www.senate.gov/">U.S. Senate's</a> vote in favor of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_reform">immigration reform</a>. This marks the most significant overhaul of the nation's immigration laws in a generation. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 23:49:10 +0000 Marcus Charleston 12279 at http://wesa.fm Immigration Reform Clears A Major Hurdle Friday June, 28th 2013 How Will Immigration Reform Change the Country? http://wesa.fm/post/friday-june-28th-2013-how-will-immigration-reform-change-country <p><em><strong>These topics air Friday in the noon hour on 90.5 WESA</strong></em></p><p><strong>Immigration Reform</strong><br>Thursday afternoon the Senate passed an extensive <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/us/senate-passes-immigration-bill-693416/">immigration reform bill</a>. However, critics believe the bill could run into trouble in the Republican controlled House.&nbsp; This is the first major immigration reform since 1986 when Congress passed a bill giving potential amnesty to more than three million undocumented immigrants. What’s different this time and how will immigration reform change the country? We’ll talk with immigration attorney and former U.S. diplomat <strong>Kamana Mathur</strong>.&nbsp; Also taking part in the conversation will be immigration attorney <strong>Rohit Dharwadkar.</strong> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:53:43 +0000 Heather McClain 12225 at http://wesa.fm Friday June, 28th 2013 How Will Immigration Reform Change the Country? Will Congress Vote on Immigration Reform? http://wesa.fm/post/will-congress-vote-immigration-reform <p>The White House released a video on &nbsp;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/12/white-house-immigration-reform_n_3428816.html">immigration reform</a>&nbsp; featuring staffers in an attempt to push their support for the issue.&nbsp; It's hoped Congress will vote on the issue before before the July 4th holiday? Six years ago President Bush urged lawmakers on Capitol Hill to pass his proposed immigration reform. Instead the bill passed away. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 03:22:33 +0000 Marcus Charleston 11326 at http://wesa.fm Will Congress Vote on Immigration Reform? Pittsburgh Council Urges Congressional Action on Immigration Reform http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-council-urges-congressional-action-immigration-reform <p>Pittsburgh City Council voted Wednesday to issue a resolution that urges Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration reform package.</p><p>Authored by Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak, the Will of Council document demands an easier process for foreigners to become U.S. citizens.</p><p>"There is no reasonable system for people to become citizens of this country," Rudiak said. "That's why we have 11 million people living in the shadows. If we actually had a reasonable pathway to citizenship, people would be doing that."</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:33:22 +0000 Noah Brode 7632 at http://wesa.fm Student-Designed Exhibit Explores Journey of Immigrants in US http://wesa.fm/post/student-designed-exhibit-explores-journey-immigrants-us <p></p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 20:52:11 +0000 Deanna Garcia 7259 at http://wesa.fm Student-Designed Exhibit Explores Journey of Immigrants in US