An excerpt from Your Radio is Haunted. (6 minutes)
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Over the last few years, there’s been a flood of kids from Central America who’ve arrived in the United States by themselves. With no adults.
One night Rosie’s father, busy working, told Rosie, then 9, to stop distracting him with her questions. She should write them all down, he said.
Kids are everywhere in the camps, they’re a third of the refugees. You see them around, improvising stuff to play with.
More by Ira Glass
In 2012, the fever broke, and the Albertville city council stopped targeting Latino residents. The mayor says he and the council are taking a cue from the public schools.
Suddenly realizing just how many Latinos had moved to town, longtime residents jumped into action, fueled by a wave of national and statewide anti-immigration fever. Then in 2011, Alabama adopted the most extreme anti-immigrant law in the country.
Latino residents decided to organize a peaceful march in support of a path to legal status, and their white neighbors were shocked when 5,000 people poured into the streets.