9 episodes

How Fear Changed America. Homeland Insecurity is a new documentary podcast from RAICES that chronicles the untold story of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). We go back to the beginning, when our government built a powerful new agency in the wake of 9/11 to protect America from terrorists—only to use that agency to terrorize immigrants. From family separation to federal agents deployed in Portland, the scope and cruelty of DHS continues to expand, begging the question: Is anyone safe? Season 1 is hosted by civil rights leader Erika Andiola, a galvanizing voice in the fight for migrant justice.

Homeland Insecurity RAICES

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 505 Ratings

How Fear Changed America. Homeland Insecurity is a new documentary podcast from RAICES that chronicles the untold story of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). We go back to the beginning, when our government built a powerful new agency in the wake of 9/11 to protect America from terrorists—only to use that agency to terrorize immigrants. From family separation to federal agents deployed in Portland, the scope and cruelty of DHS continues to expand, begging the question: Is anyone safe? Season 1 is hosted by civil rights leader Erika Andiola, a galvanizing voice in the fight for migrant justice.

    Trailer: How did immigrants like me become the enemy?

    Trailer: How did immigrants like me become the enemy?

    I'm Erika Andiola: immigrant, activist, and host of the new podcast Homeland Insecurity, which asks "How did immigrants like me become the enemy?"

    • 2 min
    Episode 1: The Department

    Episode 1: The Department

    A nation shaken by an unprecedented attack on the homeland immediately searches for ways to regain control.

    • 38 min
    Episode 2: Early Warning Signs

    Episode 2: Early Warning Signs

    Congress approves extraordinary funding to secure the border in the name of national security—not thinking through the practical implications or unintended consequences.

    • 26 min
    Episode 3: Detention Expansion

    Episode 3: Detention Expansion

    A new economy forms around detaining immigrants, handing power to private corporations with financial incentives and deep ties to Washington. There is no turning back.

    • 31 min
    Episode 4: Si Se Puede

    Episode 4: Si Se Puede

    Instead of hope and change, a new regime conscripts local law enforcement to do DHS’s bidding and furthers the narrative of the “bad immigrant.”

    • 33 min
    Episode 5: Jailing Families

    Episode 5: Jailing Families

    The Obama administration locks up families and labels mothers and their children as national security threats—setting the stage for Trump’s crackdown on immigration.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
505 Ratings

505 Ratings

dxmayorga ,

Great series, we need more

Great in depth story telling on this important issue. Would love to see it continue.

raulrey0 ,

Smart solutions oriented and moral

These are the kind of leaders we need!!!!

meseeks41 ,

Good podcast but where are you now?

This was a very good informative podcast but now more than ever, where have you been with the Biden administration and all the illegal immigrants infiltrating our country? I am the son of Mexican immigrants into the US and now we need a voice to speak the truth of what’s going on! Or is this just a convenient time to take a hiatus? Speak up! This country needs patriots and not marxists!

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