Editor's Note: Due to the executive orders affecting immigration recently signed by President Trump, Conversations With Enrique Cerna is featuring an additional podcast this week.
President Trump signs an executive order to build a border wall and targets sanctuary cities like Seattle. But at the same time, he indicates that Dreamers, undocumented young people who are receiving protection under DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) are not the main target of his efforts to crack down on those who are here illegally. What is the reaction in our immigrant communities? Jorge Barón, executive director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project talks with KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna about these concerns and what his organization is doing to counsel those fearful of deportation.
The son of Mexican immigrants, Enrique Cerna was born and raised in the Yakima Valley. Enrique joined KCTS 9 in January, 1995. He has anchored current affairs programs, moderated statewide political debates, produced and reported stories for national PBS programs in addition to local documentaries on social and juvenile justice, the environment and Latinos in Washington State.
Enrique has earned nine Northwest Emmy Awards and numerous other honors. In June, 2013, he was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Northwest Chapter’s Silver Circle for his work as a television professional.More stories by Enrique Cerna