Miki Meek tells the story of an unlikely alliance between an ICE agent and a group of undocumented immigrants. (34 minutes)
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David Rakoff on how he tried to pass as a local once he moved from Toronto to New York. He claims that there must be a chip in his head — or something like it — that automatically tells him when someone or something famous is Canadian.
In the war on terror, the government is rounding up foreigners, checking their immigration status, and then, sometimes, deporting them. It won't give out their names.
Reporter Emily Green happens to meet a man being sent back to Mexico who tells her he’s afraid of being kidnapped—and then, he gets kidnapped.
Producer Zoe Chace hung out with some immigration lawyers who are getting calls from their nervous clients.
Reporter Douglas McGray interviews a college student in California with good grades, an excellent work ethic, but no possible way to get a legal job. She's lived in the U.S. since she was little, but her parents are undocumented; and she is, too.
When a small town loses 100 people in just a few hours, kids come home to find their parents missing. Producer Lilly Sullivan talks to people trying to make sense of where they went and if they’ll come back.
Sylvia's parents are immigrants who want her to be a traditional girl.
Host Ira Glass visits refugee camps we don’t call refugee camps—right on our country’s doorstep. (14 minutes)
Senator Jeff Flake breaks from the plan and speaks openly about the bipartisan DACA proposal to the media before the president has a chance to sell the deal himself. Turns out, that’s not what actually kills the deal.
The government shuts down, and Flake tries to get the senate to ignore what the White House wants. Unsuccessfully.
Host Ira Glass and Aviva DeKornfeld visits refugee camps we don’t call refugee camps—right on our country’s doorstep.
Last Summer, Alabama passed HB56, the most sweeping immigration bill in the country. It's an example of a strategy called "attrition through enforcement" or, more colloquially, "self-deportation"--making life so hard on undocumented immigrants that they choose to leave the country.