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In Limbo on Tell Me More
Most Americans don't often see or hear what it is like to be in that middle space between legal and illegal, or to be related to someone who is. Tell Me More presents a series of conversations on what it's like to live "In Limbo," exploring the complicated nature of immigration in the U.S. The series begins Monday, December 5.
Part One - Tell Me More; Monday, December 5
He crossed the border illegally from Mexico by literally jumping over a fence, working in the farms and fields of Southern California. He then went on to become one of the most respected neurosurgeons in the country. Host Michel Martin speaks with Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa about his life and his experience.
Part Two - Tell Me More; Tuesday, December 6
At age 14, Chi Chi was severely burned after suffering an epileptic seizure while stirring a pot of hot soup over a cooking fire. Since then, doctors, teachers and volunteers helped her travel from her village in Nigeria to some of the most technologically-advanced hospitals here in the U.S. For the past six years, Chi Chi and her mother have lived in the U.S., but because of the terms of their medical visa, they cannot leave the country and they have not seen family members in years.
Part Three - Tell Me More; Wednesday, December 7
In 1989, Tony arrived in the U.S. on a work visa, and Janina entered the U.S. seeking political asylum from then-communist Poland. Tony and Janina fell in love and got married. They started a business and in 2001, Janina gave birth to a baby boy, Brian. But six years later, Janina's political asylum was denied because Poland was no longer under communist rule. She was ordered not to return to the U.S. for 10 years. Janina shares her story and her incredible journey back to the U.S.
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