Pilar Marrero | KCET
Pilar Marrero is a journalist and author with long experience in covering social and political issues of the Latino community in the United States. She is the author of the book "Killing the American Dream," which chronicles the last 25 years of immigration policy mishaps in the United States and their consequences for the country´s economic future. The book was also published in Spanish by Penguin Books with the title “El Despertar del Sueño Americano.”
She also has taught journalism at UCLA Extension and Cal State Northridge and is currently covering the 2016 Presidential campaign for Impremedia, a company with media outlets in 15 markets across the U.S., including the flagship La Opinion Newspaper in Los Angeles.
Post date: 2018-06-19T08:56:20-07:00
The world is experiencing the most significant refugee crisis since World War II. One in every 113 people on the planet is now a refugee. Around the world, someone is displaced every three seconds, forced from home by violence, war or persecution.
Post date: 2018-06-12T08:01:24-07:00
Race and immigration have gone hand in hand since the beginning of the United States of America. Assimilation and the perceived ability of people from different races to achieve it were at the core of most of the immigration laws from the 1870s to 1960s.
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In the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, President Lyndon B. Johnson and congressional leaders gathered on Oct. 3, 1965, for the signing of an immigration bill. In his speech, Johnson called the previous immigration system of the U.S. "un-American..."
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Post date: 2017-01-19T11:32:06-08:00
As Donald Trump takes office this month, one of the first questions on the table will be how he will deliver on his promise to deport the unauthorized immigrants living in this country and to “put an end to illegal immigration.”
Post date: 2017-01-13T14:10:28-08:00
During his campaign, Donald Trump promised to take away billions in federal dollars from jurisdictions who challenge his deportation plans by becoming “sanctuary cities.” But what is a “sanctuary city” and can the federal government punish them?