13 episodes

Voices in America are the stories of 21st-century pilgrims; who they are, how they got here, why they came, and what they think about their new country. As the nation debates immigration, Voices in America invites you to do one revolutionary thing: Listen.
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Voices in America are the stories of 21st-century pilgrims; who they are, how they got here, why they came, and what they think about their new country. As the nation debates immigration, Voices in America invites you to do one revolutionary thing: Listen.
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    The New Colossus

    The New Colossus

    A reading of The New Colossus. A poem by Emma Lazarus displayed at the base of the statue of Liberty. Read by modern-day American immigrants.Thanks again to everyone for lending their voice to this project. Special thanks to Greg Grunberg, Cristela Alonzo, Wilmer Valderrama, Judy London and Public Counsel.Music provided by Bensound.com
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    • 2 min
    The Blessing of Hospitality

    The Blessing of Hospitality

    Meet Catherine Wager, Deacon at Episcopal Diasis in Los Angeles. She opens her heart and her home to immigrants seeking asylum in the United States. Although Catherine has had guests in her home for up to 3 years at a time, she and her husband Bruce see the deed as nothing special. If you as Catherine why do this, she states "we do this because we can".
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    • 40 min
    Patriotic Protest or Enemies of America

    Patriotic Protest or Enemies of America

    Long before there was 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernik, San Francisco was home to another protestor, Harry Bridges; Australian immigrant, American citizen, union leader, protestor. The U.S. government’s efforts to throw Bridges out of the country is the story of loyal American dissent and the the price the protestor pays for exercising “free” speech.
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    • 36 min
    Someone’s Child

    Someone’s Child

    Too often, the fact that there are millions of refugees in the world becomes a deadening statistic. In this episode, the story of one refugee offers an insight into the horrors these refugees escape, and the challenges the face if they’re fortunate enough to come to America.
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    • 12 min
    State Sanctioned

    State Sanctioned

    Refugees seeking asylum often have one thing in common, being victims of torture. State sanctioned terrorism on an individual level. Physician Cynthia Willard shares her experiences working with and supporting victims of torture.
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    • 27 min
    The Most Vulnerable

    The Most Vulnerable

    They are the youngest asylum seekers. Victims of rape, abuse, deprivation, they are expected to represent themselves in the complex world of Immigration Court. Attorney Judy London of Public Counsel tells the story of a life spent her trying to help the neediest and most vulnerable.
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    • 35 min

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