Immigrants’ Fears Heightened by Fires; Post-Fire Tourism Woes; Senators Request Passport Leniency – Nov 17, 2017

How some immigrants reacted to the North Bay fires; a request from California’s senators; and plans to rebuild the hospitality business.

Yesterday, we heard about a new hotline that helps protect local immigrants who may be swept up in raids by Immigration officers. At the rally announcing the new Rapid Response phone line, news director Steve Mencher spoke with immigrant rights activist Anna Salgado. He asked whether her neighbors’ fears of deportation have been heightened by the North Bay Fires and how the hotline will help.

Farida Jhabvala Romero’s report is part of KRCB’s partnership with KQED, generously sharing their fire-related coverage with our audience. Find links to Romero’s original story on local tourism, and more of our own reporting about local immigrants, at Hear this story on demand with our free KRCB mobile app. You can also find this and past stories on our new North Bay Report Facebook page. Comment, share and give us a like there. Follow the North Bay Report on Twitter @KRCBNews.

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