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This edition: Immigration Today: New York City Stories

Episode Details

Original tape date: June 30, 2017.

First aired: September 4, 2017.

Over 3 million New York residents were born in another country. New York's historical status as a hub of immigration is as true today as it ever was. And as immigration policies are increasingly in the news cycle, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism took a look at the real lives of contemporary New York City immigrants: the stories behind the statistics.

Guest List

Benjamin Undocumented Immigrant

Dermot Undocumented Immigrant

Myrna Undocumented Immigrant

Naim Akonjee Victim's Son

Shahrin Azim Muslim Activist, Women's Initiative for Self-Empowerment (WISE)

Rosa Chilquirro Director, Pathways to Work

Kobir Chowdhury President, Community Leader, Masjid Al-Aman

Bara Diokhane Retired Senegalese Lawyer & Civil Rights Activist

Isseu Diouf Campbell Communications Director, Senegalese Association of America

Jessica Greenberg Immigration Lawyer, African Services Committee

Julie Ae Kim Representative, Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs

Bitta Mostofi Assistant Commissioner, Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs

Alizabeth Newman Director of Immigrant Initiatives, CUNY School of Law

Ronald Ritzie Sculptor

Anna Shtorm Russian Immigrant Artist

Geoff Trenchard Attorney, New Sanctuary Coalition

Sergey Yermolaev Art Student

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