The Center's Susan Ferriss discussed her story, 'Separated by Law': Families torn apart by 1996 immigration law ' on NPR's 'Talk of the Nation' Tuesday at 3 p.m.
The story, reported in collaboration with "The California Report ," a statewide service of KQED Public Radio, tells about how citizens or legal immigrants who have who tried to legalize their undocumented spouses have seen them banned from the U.S. for 10 years, 20 years, even life, because of mandatory penalties.
You can listen to the show here: Talk of the Nation .
Wednesday, PRI's "The World" aired a story  by Amy Isackson of KQED's "The California Report." Isackson reported the story in collaboration with Ferriss and the Center.
Elisa Xitco, 6, the daughter of U.S. citizen Chris Xitco, stands behind the iron gate protecting her home in Rosarito, Mexico, where she lives with her Mexican mother. Her mother has been barred from entering the U.S. at least until 2018 due to legislation that imposes harsh punishments  on illegal immigrants who apply for legal status based on marriage to a U.S. citizen or some other tie.