Immigration http://nhpr.org en Senate Weighs In-State Tuition For Children Of Undocumented Immigrants http://nhpr.org/post/senate-weighs-state-tuition-children-undocumented-immigrants <p></p><p>Senate lawmakers are considering a bill that would grant in-state tuition at University System of New Hampshire schools to children of undocumented immigrants.</p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:42:14 +0000 Michael Brindley 47215 at http://nhpr.org Senate Weighs In-State Tuition For Children Of Undocumented Immigrants Sen. Ayotte Weighs In On Immigration Impasse http://nhpr.org/post/sen-ayotte-weighs-immigration-impasse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire Republican Senator Kelly </span>Ayotte<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is weighing-in on immigration reform.&nbsp; This after House Speaker John Boehner said <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/07/us/politics/boehner-doubts-immigration-overhaul-will-pass-this-year.html?hpw&amp;rref=politics&amp;_r=0" target="_blank">he didn’t think he could pass a bill this year</a>. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 43270 at http://nhpr.org Sen. Ayotte Weighs In On Immigration Impasse New England Snapshot: Immigration http://nhpr.org/post/new-england-snapshot-immigration <p>We're kicking off a new feature on All Things Considered called New England Snapshot, where we look at issues around the region.</p><p>One issue playing out in a number of states is immigration. Here in New Hampshire, House lawmakers have approved a measure that would allow <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/house-oks-bill-giving-state-tuition-children-undocumented-immigrants">undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates</a> at University System of New Hampshire schools.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 21:57:25 +0000 Brady Carlson 42267 at http://nhpr.org From Bolivia to Venezuela: 81 Take Oath To Become American Citizens http://nhpr.org/post/bolivia-venezuela-81-take-oath-become-american-citizens <p></p><p></p><p>At the Warren B. Rudman Courthouse in Concord Friday morning, 81 people from 36 different countries took an oath and became American citizens.</p><p>Governor Maggie Hassan spoke at the naturalization ceremony.</p><p>Among those sworn in was a man originally from India who now lives in Hudson with his wife and their six month old child.</p><p>There was also a husband and wife, both native Kenyans, who became citizens together. They live in Lee with their four children.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 16:45:50 +0000 Michael Brindley 31622 at http://nhpr.org From Bolivia to Venezuela: 81 Take Oath To Become American Citizens How Regional Worker Demands Could Influence Immigration Policy http://nhpr.org/post/how-regional-worker-demands-could-influence-immigration-policy <p>On July 7th, the senate passed immigration reform legislation with an overwhelming majority. Meanwhile, the republican-led house has verbally panned the bill as “flawed legislation,” leaving little hope for a passage into law. But a new immigration solution has been <a href="http://www.migrationpolicy.org/pubs/RMSG-FinalReport.pdf" target="_blank">posited in a report</a> published by the non-profit <a href="http://www.migrationpolicy.org/" target="_blank">Migration Policy Institute</a>. Two and a half years in the making, the movement would utilize regional visas and limit immigrants to specific destinations within the United States. <a href="http://www.migrationpolicy.org/staff/papademetriou.php" target="_blank"><strong>Demetrios</strong><strong> Papademetriou </strong></a>is president and co-founder of the Migration Policy Institute.</p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:02:18 +0000 Virginia Prescott 31392 at http://nhpr.org How Regional Worker Demands Could Influence Immigration Policy Uncertainty Over Immigration Reform http://nhpr.org/post/uncertainty-over-immigration-reform <p>The Senate has passed a significant overhaul of the country’s immigration laws.&nbsp; The plan includes a path to citizenship and more border security. But the bipartisan effort has stalled at the House border, with some Republicans there calling the bill “dead on arrival.” We’ll talk with Granite Staters following&nbsp; this debate.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><p>- <strong>Eva Castillo</strong> - Director of the New Hampshire Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 31334 at http://nhpr.org Uncertainty Over Immigration Reform Why Private Prisons Don't Want Immigration Reform http://nhpr.org/post/why-private-prisons-dont-want-immigration-reform-0 <p>Thirty years ago,<a href="http://www.cca.com/"> Corrections Corporation of America </a>opened its first private prison. As demand for border patrol increased over the decades, so has its earnings. Last year, CCA brought in $1.7 <em>billion</em> dollars in revenue – a quarter of which came from government agencies enforcing immigration policy and incarcerating non-citizens in the US. <strong>Lee fang</strong> is Reporting Fellow with the Investigative Fund at <a href="http://www.nationinstitute.org/"><em>The Nation Institute</em></a>. He probed the connection between prison profits and stiffer immigration policies and came up with some unsettling answers. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:55:07 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23689 at http://nhpr.org Why Private Prisons Don't Want Immigration Reform http://nhpr.org/post/why-private-prisons-dont-want-immigration-reform <p>Thirty years ago,<a href="http://www.cca.com/"> Corrections Corporation of America </a>opened its first private prison. As demand for border patrol increased over the decades, so has its earnings. Last year, CCA brought in $1.7 <em>billion</em> dollars in revenue – a quarter of which came from government agencies enforcing immigration policy and incarcerating non-citizens in the US. <strong>Lee fang</strong> is Reporting Fellow with the Investigative Fund at <a href="http://www.nationinstitute.org/"><em>The Nation Institute</em></a>. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:55:04 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23688 at http://nhpr.org A Granite State Take On Immigration Reform http://nhpr.org/post/granite-state-take-immigration-reform <p><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">After years of rancor and stalemate there now appears to be rare bipartisan movement on this issue on Capitol Hill. Still, there is plenty of room for disagreement over such matters as a path to citizenship for those here illegally. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:05:36 +0000 Brady Carlson 21513 at http://nhpr.org A Granite State Take On Immigration Reform Immigration Reform's Affect On Asian-Americans http://nhpr.org/post/immigration-reforms-affect-asian-americans <p>With all the talk of how immigration reform will affect our neighbors to the South, we look at how it might affect immigrants to the United States from the Far East.&nbsp;</p><p>A&nbsp;US&nbsp;based&nbsp;Chinese Journalist even <a href="http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/us/2013-01/30/content_16187677.htm" target="_blank">argues</a> that&nbsp;certain aspects of&nbsp; the reforms might actually be beneficial for Asian immigrants. <strong>Mee Moua</strong>, Executive Director from the Asian American Justice Center joins us to discuss the issue.</p><p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:02:25 +0000 Virginia Prescott 21294 at http://nhpr.org Immigration Reform's Affect On Asian-Americans The Story of the Bhutanese http://nhpr.org/post/story-bhutanese <p>For the past few years they’ve been our state’s largest incoming refugee group with hundreds coming every year.&nbsp; A new documentary explores their journeys from nearly twenty years in refugee camps to new lives in the Granite State. We’ll hear their stories, their challenges and hopes for a new life in America.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guests</strong></p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Brady Carlson 16614 at http://nhpr.org The Story of the Bhutanese Teaching Refugee Students: Challenges and Rewards http://nhpr.org/post/teaching-refugee-students-challenges-and-rewards <p>As part of our year-long series on New Hampshire&#39;s Immigration Story, we&#39;ve looked at what it&#39;s like for a refugee to arrive in New Hampshire, speaking a different language, and having to learn new customs.</p><p>For young refugees who enroll in New Hampshire schools, the challenges can be even greater - and the same goes for teachers working with them.</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 17:12:00 +0000 Brady Carlson 5681 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire's Immigration Story: Culture Clashes http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshires-immigration-story-culture-clashes <p>As part of our series on New Hampshire’s Immigration Story, we look at what difficulties tend to come up, again and again – also, how different people draw the lines between assimilation and maintaining their culture.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 16:37:22 +0000 Laura Knoy 5323 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire's Immigration Story: Culture Clashes Refugees Start Fresh on the Farm http://nhpr.org/post/refugees-start-fresh-farm <p>As a farmer in Bhutan, Laxmi Narayan Mishre provided food and stability for his family.</p><p>But when ethnic tensions flared in the small Himalayan country, his land was seized.</p><p>With his wife and ten children, Mishre would spend the next two decades living in a cramped refugee camp in neighboring Nepal. Rumors swirled about a possible resettlement to America, and what life would be like here. Tue, 22 May 2012 21:31:43 +0000 Todd Bookman 5348 at http://nhpr.org Refugees Start Fresh on the Farm North County Reps Evenly Spilt On Vote Reviving Refugee Moratorium Bill http://nhpr.org/post/north-county-reps-evenly-spilt-vote-reviving-refugee-moratorium-bill <p>North Country representatives split&nbsp;along party lines&nbsp;in&nbsp;voting Tuesday on a bill that would allow towns and cities to have a one-year moratorium on having refugees settle in their jurisdictions.</p><p>Seven were in favor. Seven against.&nbsp;Two were excused&nbsp;from voting.</p><p>As NHPR has&nbsp;reported&nbsp;the bill previously&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nhpr.org/post/nh-house-passes-refugee-moratorium-bill">passed the House&nbsp;</a>but had&nbsp;<a href="http://nhpr.org/post/senate-committee-no-refugee-moratorium">trouble when it reached the Senate</a>.</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 16:44:17 +0000 Chris Jensen 4906 at http://nhpr.org