audio by guest marielena hincapi
61:08 minutes (55.98 MB)
“A BROKEN SYSTEM.” An immigrant-rights group investigated the rapidly-growing immigrant detention system and found that the conditions in which immigrant detainees are held are as bad or worse than those faced by imprisoned criminals. Immigrants have no access to legal advice or due process. The leader of the sponsoring group talks about this report (“A Broken System”) and other current affairs.
Attorney Marielena Hincapié, Executive director, National Immigration Law Center, Los Angeles, CA, www.nilc.org
ALSO, VALLENATO MASTER. This is a conversation with Colombian singer and composer Isaac Carrillo, a master of the Vallenato music tradition. Carrillo recently performed at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC as the lead singer for “Estrellas del Vallenato,” an ensemble from Valledupar, city known as the cradle of vallenato music.
59:07 minutes (54.13 MB)
IMMIGRATION EDITION. As the U.S. Senate holds hearings on immigration reform, and a working group in the House is about to introduce a comprehensive package, influential congressmen submitted a slower, piecemeal plan to reform the immigration system. Regular commentator Rosalba Piña and a top expert analyze this and other developments.