When Iranian rock musicians can't get government approval to play in public, they jam and perform in friends' basements. They call them "Kiosks." And it's a name adopted by an Iranian band in the U.S. Reporter Betto Arcos has the story.
Hate crimes are apparently on the rise in Russia and some of the victims are African immigrants. Correspondent Jessica Golloher reports from a small center in eastern Moscow that provides them with treatment.
For today's Global Hit, we hear from Emmanuel Gardiner, whose family left Liberia for the United States after a coup in 1980. Among his most treasured possessions was Michael Jackson's album ?Off the Wall.?
The World's Laura Lynch that French authorities raided a migrant camp in Calais , in northern France. The camp was used by hundreds of illegal migrants as the last stop on the way to a better life across the English Channel in Britain.
Asylum seekers in the US sometimes have to spend up to a year in an immigration detention facility. But the policy is changing. Asylum seekers could be immediately eligible for supervised release. Correspondent Monica Ortiz Uribe has the story.
Airports in the US this week are installing a controversial new body scanning device to keep passengers safe. But some question whether the devices are the answer. Ronen Attai is the general manager of the Israeli Security Academy just outside Tel Aviv.
The 2010 census seeks to count everyone. That's not easy in immigrant communities where some are suspicious of government officials. The World's Marina Giovannelli reports on efforts to overcome cultural gaps to get the most accurate census count.
Arizona's immigration law is being challenged by the Federal government. Host Marco Werman speaks with Kelly Lytle Hernandez, who researched the history of federal vs. state control of US borders and immigration.