Host Intro: In the United States, five million children States have at least one immigrant parent who lacks legal work papers and faces deportation if arrested. Millions of children in the United States have at least one parent who lacks legal papers, which means that parent, even if working and otherwise law-abiding, can be deported at any time. The same is true for children who were not born in the U-S, even if they’ve lived in the United States for most of their lives. These issues worry teens at Casey Middle School who are part of the Latino community. Journalists from this community chose the topic of immigration to investigate this year. Casey Middle School Journalism teacher Lee Lazar, assisted them. KGNU’s Shelley Schlender also helped them, and she’s the executive producer. We also want to thank the Boulder Youth Opportunities Advisory Board for the seed grant that made this project possible.
Here’s this teen journalism report about immigration. A call-in show follows this program: