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2018 protest songs for immigrant rights




Delilah Gutierrez holds a sign during a protest against President Donald Trump's efforts to crack down on immigration in San Francisco.
Delilah Gutierrez holds a sign during a protest against President Donald Trump's efforts to crack down on immigration in San Francisco.
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Musician Bhi Bhiman's "Beyond The Border"

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Singer-songwriter Bhi Bhiman is the child of immigrant parents who came here from Sri Lanka. He grew up in Missouri but found his voice as a musician in California. Now based in Los Angeles, Bhiman has released a new song and accompanying video called "Beyond The Border" which tells of the horrors that many immigrants face coming to the United States. 

Gaby Moreno "The Immigrants"

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When Gaby Moreno came to the U.S. from Guatemala she wanted to make American indie music. Now, she combines traditional Latin music with pop sensibilities. Recently she teamed up with famed producer Van Dyke Parks for an updated version of David Rudder’s 1998 “The Immigrants” to support the efforts to reunite families at the border.

Radney Foster "Godspeed (Dulces Sueños)"

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Texas-based songwriter, Radney Foster, grew up in Del Rio, TX near the the border. When his ex-wife took their son to live in France, he wrote “Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)” about the pain of separation. He recently translated the song into Spanish renamed "Godspeed (Dulces Sueños)" in solidarity with families at the border and to send a message to his conservative fanbase.

Emmy noms 2018

Painter Eddie Garcia touches up a statue of the Emmy Award on Sept. 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, ahead of this weekend's 69th Emmy Awards.
Painter Eddie Garcia touches up a statue of the Emmy Award on Sept. 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, ahead of this weekend's 69th Emmy Awards.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

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Daniel Fienberg of The Hollywood Reporter joins us to break down the Emmy nominations announced today. Among his insightful points he stressed that it was just a matter of time before Netflix beat out HBO with the number of nominations. He lamented that Pamela Adlon's show "Better Things"– his favorite series of the year– may have suffered a Louis CK backlash. He said it was no surprise that "Roseanne" didn't get any nods other than one for Laurie Metcalf. He praised the Academy for recognizing "Atlanta" and expressed relief that the reign of "Modern Family" is over.