1. The Price of Immigration

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    Jose likes soccer. He likes his car. And he loves his family, which is why he left Mexico for the United States when he was 17, started working, and now sends about 20 percent of his pay to support them in Mexico. Like many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, Jose came here for opportunities that don't exist at home. “We’re not criminals,” said Jose, which is not his real name. “We just come here to seek a better life.” Indeed, economic necessity is the reason people risk their lives to work in the United States. And contrary to rhetoric that immigrants steal American jobs and drive down wages, research shows that immigrant labor is a necessity to the U.S. economy: - The Arizona economy would shrink by $48.8 billion, or 20 percent, if all undocumented workers left the state (Immigration Policy Center, March 2011) - Immigration improves employment, productivity and income but needs adjustments that respond to the economic cycle (Migration Policy Institute, June 2010) - Hispanic immigrants contributed $9.2 billion to the North Carolina economy in 2006 and created 89,000 spinoff jobs (UNC-Chapel Hill's Kenan Flagler Business School, Jan. 2006) ++++++++++ Photography and Videography: Laura Elizabeth Pohl Multimedia Production and Additional Video: Brad Horn Additional Audio: Molly Marsh Interviews and Translation: Ivone Guillen Graphics: Hilary Kay Doran Music: Scabeater, Giorgio Boffa, Sambodhi Prem

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    • President Obama Speaks on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

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      President Obama speaks on the need for comprehensive immigration reform and outlines a proposal for a fair, effective and commonsense immigration system.

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      • The Price of Immigration

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        Jose likes soccer. He likes his car. And he loves his family, which is why he says he left Mexico for the United States when he was 17, started working, and now sends about 20 percent of his pay to support them in Mexico. Like many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, Jose says he came here for opportunities that don't exist at home. “We’re not criminals,” said Jose, which is not his real name. “We just come here to seek a better life.” Indeed, economic necessity is the reason many people risk their lives to work in the United States. And contrary to the idea that immigrants steal American jobs and drive down wages, some research shows that immigrant labor is a necessity to the U.S. economy: - The Arizona economy would shrink by $48.8 billion, or 20 percent, if all undocumented workers left the state (Immigration Policy Center, March 2011) - Immigration improves employment, productivity and income but needs adjustments that respond to the economic cycle (Migration Policy Institute, June 2010) - Hispanic immigrants contributed $9.2 billion to the North Carolina economy in 2006 and created 89,000 spinoff jobs (UNC-Chapel Hill's Kenan Flagler Business School, Jan. 2006) ++++++++++ Photography and Videography: Laura Elizabeth Pohl Multimedia Production and Additional Video: Brad Horn Additional Audio: Molly Marsh Interviews and Translation: Ivone Guillen Graphics: Hilary Kay Doran Music: Scabeater, Giorgio Boffa, Sambodhi Prem

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        • Sharing the American Dream

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          On April 23, 2010 Governor Jan Brewer signed into law Arizona State Senate Bill 1070. The law calls for strict enforcement of federal immigration laws regarding illegal aliens. The explosion of debate across all forms of media leading up to and following the signing of the bill has exposed a passionate but divided nation, keen to enhance security through better border patrol but weary of the possibility that stringent laws could jeopardize civil liberties and the freedoms at the core of the American dream. Generation after generation of immigrants have given up the culture they know and the people they love to hop a fence, swim an ocean, stow aboard a boat or airplane in search of freedom and opportunity. Often fleeing violent crime and armed conflict—forced marriages and other human rights abuses and gender-based violence—fleeing political oppression and religious persecution they seek a safe haven that offers the kind of freedom they could only dream of.

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          • Cops & Undocumented Immigrants

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            People spoke and expressed thoughts.

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            • Rick Noriega

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              Former Texas state representative Rick Noriega discusses the importance of education for all students both legal and illegal.

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              • FSTV Newswire - July 18th, 2011: Study Finds Americans Work More Hours

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                The Brookings Institute released new research on Friday showing that American families are earning more money than they did in 1975. Recent studies show a decline in illegal immigration. The U.S. top military commander is making his move to the CIA.

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                • Gabby Pacheco and the Movement for Immigrant Rights

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                  Gabby Pacheco, an undocumented immigrant from Ecuador and leading spokesperson for ending the deportation of the undocumented, talks about the current civil rights struggle to secure the passage of the Dream Act. She spoke at the "Take Back the American Dream Conference" on June 20, 2012.

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                  • Introduction to CTE

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                    Learn about the Coalition for Tuition Equality and why tuition equality is so important.

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                    • Introduction to CTE - Long Version

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                      Learn about the Coalition for Tuition Equality and why tuition equality is so important.

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