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Our 9 month series, New Hampshire's Immigration Story explored just that... the vast history of who came to New Hampshire, when they came, why they came, the challenges they faced once they landed on Granite State soil and the contributions that they brought to our state. The Exchange, Word of Mouth, and our News Department looked at the issue of immigration from its first arrivals to the newest refugees calling New Hampshire home.We saw how immigration affects our economy, health care, education system, culture and our current system of law. We also looked at what's going on in New Hampshire today, as we uncovered the groups, societies and little known people who are making an impact all over the state.Funding for NH's Immigration Story is brought to you in part by: New Hampshire Humanities Council, Norwin S. and Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation, The Gertrude Couch Trust0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff89e10000

The Immigration Order: Impact on the Granite State

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New Hampshire reaction to the Trump immigration order. We hear from an array of Granite State voices:  politicians who feel this will, in the end, make the state safer.  Immigrants and refugees worried about their families and their futures. Colleges who welcome foreign students.  And major employers from hi-tech to hospitals.

GUESTS:

  • Erin Corcoran - Professor of Law at UNH School of Law. She specializes in immigration law. 
  • Reza Jalili - Originally from Iran, he came to the U.S. in 1975, and is a professor of economics at New England College. Jalili has worked for more than ten years to help his brother's family emigrate to the U.S. They were due to fly here on January 29, but were not allowed to board the plane.
  • Fred Doucette - Republican representative from Salem, and Assistant Majority Leader. He was co-chair of Donald Trump's campaign in New Hampshire.
  • Paul LeBlanc - President of Southern New Hampshire University. 
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