Dream Act http://iowapublicradio.org en Top IPR Reporter Picks of 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/top-ipr-reporter-picks-2013 <p>2013 has been a busy year for Iowa Public Radio's news team. Today on River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with reporters and correspondents about some of the most meaningful and challenging stories they covered. It's a "reporter's notebook" edition of the show.</p><p>Here is a list of the full features heard on today's show:</p><blockquote><p>January 10 - <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/post/undocumented-immigrants-university">Undocumented Immigrants at University</a></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 20:24:40 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Emily Woodbury, Joyce Russell, Rob Dillard, Amy Mayer, Durrie Bouscaren, Clay Masters, John Pemble & Dean Borg 34194 at http://iowapublicradio.org Top IPR Reporter Picks of 2013 Immigrant Licenses Denied http://iowapublicradio.org/post/immigrant-licenses-denied <p></p><p>The Director of the Iowa Department of Transportation was in the hot seat at the statehouse. &nbsp; Critics turned out to rally against the DOT’s recent policy decision denying&nbsp; driver’s licenses&nbsp; for young undocumented immigrants in Iowa.&nbsp;&nbsp; That’s even though the Obama administration recently approved work permits for immigrants who were brought into the U.S. as children years ago. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:46:43 +0000 Joyce Russell 13315 at http://iowapublicradio.org Immigrant Licenses Denied No Iowa driver's licenses for unauthorized immigrants granted deferred action http://iowapublicradio.org/post/no-iowa-drivers-licenses-unauthorized-immigrants-granted-deferred-action <p></p><p>The Iowa Department of Transportation says it will not issue driver's licenses or state identification cards&nbsp;to&nbsp;undocumented immigrants who have been&nbsp;granted deferred action by the Obama administration because they came to the United States as kids.</p><p>In Iowa almost 5,000 young immigrants—mostly of Mexican descent—have been granted temporary deferred action by the Obama administration. This means they can stay in the country, but after this ruling from the DOT, they can’t drive or receive a state ID in Iowa.</p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 22:52:16 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 12586 at http://iowapublicradio.org No Iowa driver's licenses for unauthorized immigrants granted deferred action