On this week’s episode of our podcast “A is for America”, we spoke with Diana Colin, Civic Engagement Director for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), who joined us to speak about CHIRLA’s electoral efforts this fall. (Interview begins at 10:15.)
This week in family separations, we learned about a new report finding that the Trump Administration separated thousands more families than previously acknowledged. A four-year-old was put on a plane and her father wasn’t told until the last minute, leading her to spend the night at a shelter alone, while a two-year-old was put in front of an immigration judge in court. Nevada is showing us how to do voter registration right; meanwhile, America’s Voice has launched DivideAndDistract2018.com, where we’re keeping tabs on some of the worst anti-immigrant ads being run this election cycle. Check it out, and let us know what you’re seeing in your community.
“A is for America” is a podcast which tells the stories from the front lines of a changing America. Each week, we’ll be talking to advocates and experts working in immigration reform, immigrants’ rights, immigration politics, and the forefront of what it means to be a new American. Tune in next week for more.