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Living Undocumented In Connecticut

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  "The average American, in my experience, has no idea what the immigration experience is today."

So writes a woman on my Facebook page today. She spent ten years reapplying for work status renewal as what's called a "temporary non-immigrant." It was, she said, a bureaucratic nightmare and each renewal application also renewed her worries she would not be allowed to stay.
Our immigration show today tells some of those stories: A woman whose husband is in prison awaiting deportation to Australia, a Catholic priest who says addressing the plight of migrants is a fundamental moral issue, and an undocumented student at a local community college.
Immigration is one of those issues about which -- for most of us, including me -- the ratio between our opinions and our actual knowledge tips heavily toward the former.  So today, we'll listen to real stories of people living with the current system. 
You can email us at colin@wnpr.org or tweet us your comments to @wnprcolin.
Manos Unidas invites you to a "Forum on Immigration" on Saturday, March 9th, from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm, at St. Marks Episcopal Church, 147 West Main Street, New Britain, CT. 
For more information, call Tim Eakins 860-752-4328 or Jose Diaz 678-480-9586

Colin McEnroe is a radio host, newspaper columnist, magazine writer, author, playwright, lecturer, moderator, college instructor and occasional singer. Colin can be reached at colin@ctpublic.org.

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