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The Trump years have seen a doubling-down on the immigrants-as-problem narrative in which migrants are accused of “stealing” jobs and bringing gang violence, crime and disease to the United States. Reformers often play into another problem narrative, emphasizing the tragic circumstances that drive people to leave their home countries with little emphasis on individual experiences.
In this episode, Laura speaks with Latinx Americans whose work flies in the face of those narratives. They are “unforgetting” histories suppressed, advocating for immigration policy reform and building community infrastructure in the face of ICE crackdowns and COVID-19.
The show features in-depth conversations with award-winning journalist Roberto Lovato, MacArthur genius award-winner and co-founder of United We Dream, Christina Jiménez, and a visit to the New Immigrant Community Empowerment organization in Jackson Heights, Queens.
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