The US will take in close to 70,000 refugees this year from across the globe. Many are highly educated: doctors, engineers and accountants. A program in Boise, Idaho is helping these refugees find jobs more suited to their backgrounds.
The US will resettle close to 85,000 refugees from across the globe here this year. Many have been ending up in Boise, Idaho. So many in fact, that the city now has a special police officer assigned to that community.
When you are young, in love with an American and undocumented, the choices aren't very good. Many couples are either living apart or living in exile, because US law often bans a spouse who came here illegally for 5 to 20 years.
Idaho Latinos have seen their hope for a champion of immigration reform dashed, as Congressman Raúl Labrador, a Puerto Rican-born former immigration attorney, turns his back on a pathway to citizenship.
Idaho's not the first place many Americans think of when thinking of immigration. But one small town, overwhelmingly Hispanic, is officially rolling out the Welcome mat, making itself one of two Idaho towns joining the Welcoming America movement.
A new report out this week claims that some cities look pretty good job-wise, despite the economy. For a closer look at these numbers, we are joined by Demetra Nightingale, a professor of public policy at Johns Hopkins University.
Ten American Baptists were detained in Haiti last Friday, where officials say they attempted to take 33 children into the Dominican Republic without proper documentation.
This story is prompting considerable debate.
We speak with Marc Johnson, the president of Gallatin Public Affairs in Boise. He tells us that the community in Idaho has reacted in a characteristically reserved way to the story of alleged kidnapping.
Over 130,000 people have filed for damages due to the Gulf Oil Spill. Only a third of the 130,000 claims against BP have been paid out. That's about to change. Professor Howard Erichson, of Fordham Law School, joins us to help sort out the legalities.