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Introduction: The Hidden Workforce: Undocumented in America (02:04)


Many Americans will not do the type of work that illegal aliens complete. The federal government estimates 12 million undocumented immigrants live in the United States.

Illegal in Minnesota (08:32)

Farmers in Wells are struggling but cannot find other jobs. Mary Iverson is the pastor of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Dairies are suffering. Approximately 50-70% of farm workers are undocumented; H2A visas do not allow for year-round agriculture.

Racism in Minnesota (09:15)

The "Faces of Worthington" project brings together people of different ethnicities that live within the community. Pat Lunemann discusses his struggle of finding staff; native-born individuals cannot handle the work that illegal undocumented individuals are willing to perform. Racial profiling exists in rural communities.

Illegal in Iowa (07:50)

Steve King represents the fourth congressional district; he has anti-immigrant views. Latinos celebrate their history at "La Luz Hispana" and a baseball game. Many of Liliana Velasco's family members have been detained for immigration violations.

Illegal in Storm Lake (07:17)

The town that is home to 15,000 people is one of the most diverse areas in Iowa. At Delicioso Bakery, customers can wire money to relatives in Mexico or Central America. Illegal immigrants work at a pork and chicken processing plant.

Fighting Back (06:54)

President Donald Trump attests that illegal immigrants are bringing crime. A lawyer represents 38 people in a lawsuit after the New York Times writes an article about the Trump organization hiring undocumented workers.

Credits: The Hidden Workforce: Undocumented in America (00:07)

Credits: The Hidden Workforce: Undocumented in America

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From small towns in the Midwest to the President of the United States, Ed Lavandera travels across America uncovering the country’s deep and contingent need for undocumented workers.

Length: 43 minutes

Item#: BVL210504

ISBN: 978-1-63722-119-8

Copyright date: ©2019

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