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06/11 - Immigration Reform in Louisiana (Re-broadcast)

How big a problem is illegal immigration in our state and should we draft legislation similar to Arizona’s controversial bill?

Six bills have already been filed this legislative session to address verification of U.S. citizenship for Louisiana workers as well as create penalties for employers and “persons not lawfully present in the United States.” So, how big a problem is illegal immigration in our state and should we draft legislation similar to Arizona’s controversial bill? Watch an encore broadcast of “Immigration Reform in Louisiana” on Louisiana Public Square, Wednesday, June 22nd at 7 p.m. on LPB HD. (This program originally aired October 27th 2010.)

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What can be done to improve trust among the police and the public they serve?
Last year’s shooting of an African-American male in Baton Rouge by two white police officers re-ignited a national debate on how law enforcement interacts with minority communities. Nationwide demonstrations were ultimately marred by the targeted ambush of 12 white officers in Dallas and the killing of three members of law enforcement in Baton Rouge. What can be done to improve trust among the police and the public they serve? How can Louisiana’s Capital City productively move beyond these events? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on a special town hall edition, “Black & the Blue” Wednesday, February 22 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Monday, February 20)

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Our panelists will be:
• Fr. Rick Andrus, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Together BR
• Darrell Basco, state president of Fraternal Order of Police
• Sharon Weston Broome, Mayor-President of Baton Rouge
• Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge; Public Safety Task Force
• Stephanie Riegel; Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

LPB CEO Beth Courtney and Reverend Raymond Jetson, pastor of Star Hill Church host the program. Robyn Merrick with the Southern University System and Bob Mann with LSU’s Manship School will moderate the discussion.
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