Heinz Radio: Immigration Reform 88.3FM
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Immigration reform is one of the most salient issues in the United States. There are currently 11.5 million undocumented people living in the United States. A team of eight senators has been working on a bipartisan bill that will address the broken U.S immigration system. In Pittsburgh, the immigrant community is growing and local activists, focus groups and community organizations have been working to welcome new immigrants and integrate them into the community.
The Latino Graduate Student Association (LGSA) invited a group of local activist to talk about Pittsburgh’s immigrant community on Thursday, March 21st. Guest included, Michal Friedman a History Professor at Carnegie Mellon University; Sister Janice Vanderneck, from the congregation of St. Joseph, who has been working with the Latino community in Pittsburgh since 2003; Alfonso Barquera, a community leader that work as a paralegal at the Community Justice Project; and Daniel Rojas, a member of Jovenes Sin Nombres, a Pittsburgh based Latino youth group.
If you are interested in helping the immigrant community through several Pittsburgh based organizations please visit any of the sites below for more information:
– http://www.alleghenycounty.us/dhs/iiac.aspx Immigrant and International Advisory Council Department of Human services
– http://www.goodwillswpa.org/Volunteer-Mentors For youth mentoring andeducational programs.
– https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jóvenes-Sin-Nombres/294080033962674?fref=ts Jovenes Sin Nombres a Pittsburgh based Latinoyouth group that works to showcase Latin American culture in Pittsburgh aswell as immigration issues happening in the country through artworks.
– http://www.gplc.org. Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council
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