Jul 18 2014
The phenomenon of child migration from Latin America is hardly new. Years ago, before it landed on the US news radar, thousands of children were already jumping on top of trains and making the perilous journey into the US. One American reporter retraced the journey herself to get to the heart of the important questions of what motivates the migration, what are the dangers and difficulties migrants face, and what happens to families when they are separated.
Her name is Sonia Nazario, author of Enrique’s Journey, based on a series of prize winning reports she wrote for the LA Times. Enrique’s Journey has been published in eight languages and has been adopted by 54 universities and scores of high schools nationwide. It garnered Nazario the Pulitzer prize, the George Polk Award, the Grand Prize of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and many more.
Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar spoke with Sonia Nazario about her book and the current immigration situation.
Watch a video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/Y6SSRH7-5Wc