War on Immigrants Report April 2014

In this show Mayor de Blasio’s newly appointed Commissioner for Immigrant Affairs Nisha Agarwal will discuss her vision for her new role as well as the upcoming Immigrant Heritage month events in April.

The Filipino community is one of the larger immigrant communities in New York City and around the country, but they get relatively little attention in mainstream media. In the second half of the show, Adem  interviews University of Albany Sociology Student Daniela Pila about dating patterns and how legal status issues can impact people’s social patterns; and CUNY Sociology student Brenda Gambol speaks about non-white intermarriage and what this says about boundary formation, gender and power relations.

(Musical Selections include La Santa Cecilia – Ice El Hielo and KABAYANIHAN NG PINOY – “Migrants in America)”