There’s one number in the news quite a bit recently—11 million. It’s the estimated number of immigrants living in the US illegally—and it’s the most cited statistic in the immigration reform debate. But how did we even get to that figure? Who are the 11 million? Is it even the best number to use? From the public radio collaboration Fronteras Desk, reporter Adrian Florido finds out.
The war in Iraq officially ended nearly a year and a half ago. But refugees from the conflict are still being admitted to the US by the thousands, and many of those continue to settle in the city of El Cajon east of San Diego. Reporter Adrian Florido of the Fronteras public radio partnership reports.
As the immigration reform battle begins, farmers are clamoring for policies that would ease hiring workers, while workers are demanding more rights. Reporter Adrian Florido reports from California.