Ozarks At Large

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On today's show, a federal immigration program known as 287(g) that is enforced by the Washington County Sheriff's Office can mean deportation for some undocumented residents. We discuss the program's implications with the sheriff and a parent of a recently detained man. Plus, we visit an elm tree in Fayetteville that has received a special designation. And, we talk about the language of sleep with our Militant Grammarian.

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The Washington County Sheriff's Office is one of three law enforcement agencies in Arkansas that participate in the 287(g) program, which creates voluntary partnerships between U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and state and local law enforcement agencies to identify and remove undocumented immigrants. We speak with Sheriff Tim Helder about why his office takes part in 287(g), the recent detention of a Fayetteville artist, and the ensuing protests against the program. 

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Immigration policies, like 287(g), can affect many people and their families. We speak with one parent who is waiting to see whether her son will be deported to Mexico or allowed to come back to Fayetteville.

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump continues today in the U.S. Senate. John Brummett, political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, talks with Roby Brock, from our partner Talk Business and Politics, about the impeachment. They also discuss trends from the past decade in Arkansas politics.

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A large elm tree located on the north side of Washington Regional Medical Center’s campus is being designated one of the “Amazing Trees of Fayetteville” by city staff. It's the second tree to be honored in this new program.