Saturday, May 08, 2010

The Story from Haiti, part nine

This episode is about another aspect of the Haitian earthquake: the way it affected undocumented Haitians living in the United States. Dick Gordon, in the first segment, talks to a young man who is living illegally in Miami. He talks about moving to the United States as a young boy, adjusting to living in a new country, and finding out about his immigration status when he was in high school and what it was like for him to live in that knowledge. He describes the way his mother worked two jobs to take care of him and to send money back to Haiti. He is hoping to be granted Temporary Protected Status, as many Haitians were in the aftermath of the disaster in their birth country.

You can listen here.

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