Hammer Forum

Immigration Reform: Political and Humanitarian Concerns

Thursday Sep 18, 2014 7:30 PM This is a past program

Experts address the recent surge in unaccompanied children crossing the border from humanitarian and political perspectives. Elizabeth Kennedy, a Fulbright Fellow working in El Salvador with returned youth, illuminates the violence that the children are attempting to escape. Antonio Gonzalez, the president of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, makes a case for immigration reform from the Democratic perspective, followed by Republican Hector Barreto, former administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration under George W. Bush and current chairman of the Latino Coalition. 

This ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addresses current social and political issues.
Hammer Forum is moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio programs Background Briefing, Sundays at 11AM, and The Daily Briefing, Monday through Thursday at 5PM, on KPFK 90.7 FM.

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