When the Associated Press updated its stylebook to remove the term “illegal immigrant,” John Rosman from the Fronteras Desk wondered how others describe people who live in the U.S. illegally, so he sent out a query and started mapping responses. KPCC’s Ashley Alvarado took notice. “As soon as I saw the Fronteras Desk map, I had… Read more »
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A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has outlined an immigration policy overhaul that includes a path to citizenship. President Barack Obama has publicly praised the plan. Now we want to hear from you. If you had the ear of a senator, or even the president, what would you want to share about your own experience with America’s… Read more »
If you’re the first generation to be born in the United States, how do your parents define success for you?
Medical interpreters talk about the unique challenges of the job, what it takes to do it right, and how ‘MRI’ can sound an awful lot like ‘hemorrhoids.’
Some states have seen nearly 400 percent growth in residents who speak limited English. How has your community changed, if at all, as its population of residents with limited English has grown?
Because of a rapid increase in the need for medical interpreters and no comprehensive national legislation on interpreters or oversight of the work, health care providers are not always willing or able to meet the need.
For decades, medical interpreting has been done primarily by passionate and underpaid advocates of the immigrants and refugees not proficient enough in English to get them through a routine hospital or clinic visit.
How do immigrants who are in the country legally feel about the announcement?
When the U.S. Supreme Court handed out its ruling the Arizona immigration law, Evren Senol, a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Cyprus, said that laws like the one Arizona and other states have enacted are shortsighted. More at stlbeacon.org
One was a letter drafting him into the military. The other was a letter accepting him into Harvard University. Not sure what to do, Orazem went to his local draft board for advice.