Culture Shift http://kuow.org en Border Crossing Stories Play Big Role In Immigrant Family Histories http://kuow.org/post/border-crossing-stories-play-big-role-immigrant-family-histories <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/031513AK_Immigrationstories_web_0.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>MABTON, Wash. - Most American families have some kind of immigration lore -- think Ellis Island, the Oregon Trail and slave ships. At dinner tables across the Northwest, some Mexican-American families tell their own vivid tales. They regale each other with stories of relatives swimming to better opportunities across the Rio Grande or crossing the desert at night.<p>Yes, these crossings are illegal, but they also are part of a family’s history. If the U.S. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:59:40 +0000 Anna King 10213 at http://kuow.org Border Crossing Stories Play Big Role In Immigrant Family Histories Northwest Town Rides Ups And Downs Of "Broken" Immigration System http://kuow.org/post/northwest-town-rides-ups-and-downs-broken-immigration-system <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/031913JR_Brewster_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>BREWSTER, Wash. - There's one word that politicians almost always use when they talk about the U.S. immigration system. That word is “broken.” But what does that really mean? Residents of the small town of Brewster, Wash., know. For decades, immigrants have come from Mexico, often illegally, to work the surrounding apple and cherry orchards. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 00:15:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 10034 at http://kuow.org Northwest Town Rides Ups And Downs Of "Broken" Immigration System What Would Jesus Do About Immigration Reform? http://kuow.org/post/what-would-jesus-do-about-immigration-reform <p></p><p>When it comes to immigration, people from all over the political spectrum seem to agree on one thing: the system is broken. Now, support for immigration reform is growing among an unexpected group.&nbsp; Religious conservatives in Washington state, as well as all around the country, are coming out in support of immigration reform.</p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 02:38:44 +0000 Jessica Partnow 9963 at http://kuow.org What Would Jesus Do About Immigration Reform? What Have We Learned From Past Immigration Reform? http://kuow.org/post/what-have-we-learned-past-immigration-reform <p></p><p></p><p>Seattle schoolteacher Sandra Aguila became a US citizen through the last major immigration reform bill, which President Ronald Reagan signed in 1986. Aguila had arrived in the US one year earlier at age 25. She spoke almost no English. “I could only say ‘good morning,’” she laughs.</p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 01:15:27 +0000 Liz Jones 9958 at http://kuow.org What Have We Learned From Past Immigration Reform?