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Independent Sources: Immigration and the labor movement

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Published on May 9, 2011

On this edition of Independent Sources we explore the reasons behind and ramifications of a recent proposal by the two largest union federations to overhaul the US's immigration policy. We commemorate Earth Day by focusing on a group that fights for environmental justice for a beleaguered Brooklyn community. We see how an El Diario story crossed language lines and helped homeless day laborers find safe haven. Then we profile a news agency targeted toward the ethnic and immigrant media.
FEATURED/GUESTS:

Sameer Asher
CUNY School of Law

Judith R. Escalona

Soledad Gaztambide
United Puerto Rican Organization of Sunset Park (UPROSE)

Abi Ishola
Independent Sources

Frances Liu
New York Immigration Coalition

Dambisa Moyo

Garry Pierre-Pierre
Independent Sources

Juana Ponce de León
New York Community Media Alliance

Carmen Salavarietta
El Centro Hispanoamericano

Eva Sanchis
El Diario/ LA PRENSA

Lisa Vives
Global Information Network


Independent Sources is where viewers meet the ethnic press. IS engages journalists from New York's ethnic and mainstream media in an insightful discussion of stories covered by ethnic newspapers, TV and radio stations and websites. Each show features an in-depth profile of a news organization or a reporter, along with a news roundup. Independent Sources IS an informative, innovative half hour about New York's fastest growing news sector.


Watch more at www.cuny.tv/series/sources

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