In March, The Response — America’s Story tackles one of President Trump’s signature issues: immigration. Contributors from a dozen states and every corner of the world tell how they got here and what they hope happens next. An Indonesian engineer loses his job and his legal status, but wins the immigration lottery and lands in Indiana. A Minnesota grandmother watches her Mexican son-in-law get picked up and then deported. A graduate student from Utah is about to get a master’s degree and go into politics, but worries she’ll be going to detention instead. Other contributors are proud to say they or their ancestors came legally, and always for a better life. The program is a remarkable array of heartfelt experiences, and a testament to both the strength and challenge of the U.S. as a diverse nation.
This episode is produced in San Antonio — a city known for the Alamo and its RiverWalk, but full of surprises, as we hear from our partners at Texas Public Radio.
This is the third in our four-part series featuring people sharing their self-recorded stories throughout President Trump’s first 100 days in office.
This program will air on Friday March 24th at 10 AM and 8 PM here on 88.3 FM KCPW.