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The Bay

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The Bay is a local news podcast about what’s really going on here. We’ll show you the messy and resilient culture of this place we call home, with help from Bay Area reporters, community leaders, and neighbors. The show is hosted by Ericka Cruz Guevarra, and new episodes drop every Monday, Wednesday… read more


An Immigrant Visa Problem is Hitting Silicon Valley

For many families waiting decades for the right to live and work permanently in the U.S. through the crazy, byzantine rules of America’s immigration system, a special nightmare occurs when a child turns 21—they age out of their parent’s work visas and are at risk for deportation. 

In California, there are over 40,000 ‘Documented Dreamers' aging out and labeled foreign nationals, with few options for permanent residency. And in Silicon Valley, where tech companies run on immigrant labor, this crisis is hitting especially hard.

Guest: Rachael Myrow, Senior Editor, Silicon Valley desk for KQED

This episode was produced by Christopher Beale and Maria Esquinca, edited by Kyana Moghadam and hosted by Ericka Cruz Guevarra

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