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Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Sat May 31, 2014

A Taste Of Home: Finding Cultural Identity At The Table

A nine year old Polish boy shucks oysters in 1911. Of all the things newcomers bring with them to American soil, food offers a direct connection to their homelands.
Credit National Archives and Records Adminstrators\Lewis Hine

Whether they’re short trips across town or long voyages across the oceans, we all take journeys. On this week’s Louisiana Eats! we’ll speak with writers and restaurateurs about their personal quests for cultural identity.

Kim Sunee’s appetites include travel, knowledge and food. Her trip to Korea is one of the main topics she writes about in A Mouthful of Stars, which explores another dimension of Kim’s creativity: her poetry.

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Community
6:00 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Immigration Debate Heats Up In New Orleans As Reform Stalls In Congress

Catholic nuns held a rally at Loyola University in support of undocumented immigrants and immigration reform.
Kate Richardson WWNO

November was a busy month for local immigrant advocates. With immigration reform stalled in the House of Representatives and unlikely to pass before the end of the year, frustrations have boiled over across the country.

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Community
10:13 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Undocumented Immigrants In New Orleans Make Progress With Sheriff Gusman, Hope NOPD Will Follow Suit

Members of the Congress of Day Laborers gather to discuss issues effecting their community.
Kate Richardson WWNO

Five years ago, the Department of Homeland Security established a program that forwards local arrest records to a national immigration database. If an individual is suspected of being in the country unlawfully, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or "ICE", may ask  local law enforcement to hold the individual until officials can investigate his or her immigration status. These requests are known as ICE holds.  

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Politics
8:57 am
Thu February 7, 2013

How The Labor Movement Did A 180 On Immigration

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka leaves the White House on Tuesday after meeting with President Obama to discuss immigration policy and other issues.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 5:36 pm

The AFL-CIO begins a big push this week to build momentum for comprehensive changes to the nation's immigration laws.

But it wasn't long ago that organized labor viewed illegal workers in the U.S. as a threat — and fought against proposals that would lead to citizenship.

Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, referenced the labor movement's history with the immigration issue in a YouTube message to members late last year.

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Faith Matters
10:34 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Evangelicals Preach Unity On Immigration Reform

More than 150 evangelical leaders, from across the political spectrum, have come together to call for immigration reform. Host Michel Martin looks at the crusade for reform with Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and Rev. Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.

Latest News
6:00 am
Thu June 28, 2012

New Orleans Immigration Advocates Protesting Supreme Court Ruling

Protesters rally at federal courthouse in New Orleans.
Eileen Fleming WWNO

Immigration advocates in New Orleans say the Supreme Court’s ruling this week on immigration policy will lead to racial profiling. The Congress of Day Laborers is reaching out to minority leaders for support.

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Politics
6:00 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Gingrich Talks Immigration, Health Care to Louisiana Supporters

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich told Hispanic supporters in Louisiana that his immigration reform plan would focus on securing borders. Gingrich also agreed with rival Mitt Romney on repealing President Obama’s health care system.

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