Ben Calhoun talks to a man in ICE detention in Louisiana about how he and people around him are following the election. But right as the results are coming in, the man’s case takes a serious turn.
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Nadia Reiman talks to Ninotchka and Marco in Florida. The mother and son immigrated from Venezuela, and while they live and work together, they feel very differently about American politics.
A few weeks ago, Jessica and Moisés found themselves hiding in an attic. Reporter Kevin Sieff talks to them about how they got there.
Lots of people in America share actual beds, but almost never see each other; flight attendants have crash pads near airports, oil rig workers carry their own sheets and sleep in shifts in an RV. Producer Stephanie Foo has a profile of Mexican immigrants who share a few beds in a tiny trailer in upstate New York.
Producer Nadia Reiman tells the story of one mom and her son stuck someplace with no choice.
Host Ira Glass visits refugee camps we don’t call refugee camps—right on our country’s doorstep. (14 minutes)
Los Angeles Times reporter Molly O’Toole talks to U.S. asylum officers—the people who end up sending migrants back to Mexico.
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. (18 minutes)
The stories of undocumented people so often sound cliche. Writer Karla Cornejo Villavicencio has heard all of them, and thought she could do better.
Raul felt like he had found his spot in the world: a job he was good at, a group of people he liked and admired. And then he got kicked out.
Three weeks ago, Abdi Nor became a U.S. citizen, in a ceremony in Maine. We go to the ceremony, and then head back in time to 2013, when he won a visa under the Diversity Visa Lottery.
It turns out winning the lottery is only the first step in trying to come to America. More than half of the people who win each year never make it.
Leo Hornak's story about Abdi continues. Abdi encounters one obstacle after another on the streets of Nairobi.