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Video published July 23, 2010 | Download MP4 | View transcript

Above: KPBS reporters explore the financial impact and personal toll of illegal immigration in this half hour television news special.

News

  • Costs And Benefits Of Illegal Immigration Are Unequally Distributed

    July 23
    Border
    Economy
    Costs And Benefits Of Illegal Immigration Are Unequally Distributed

    The immigration issue sparks strong views. That’s because powerful interest groups have much at stake in either changing things or keeping things as they are. As part of our Envision series "Crossing the Line - Border Stories," we look at the winners and losers under the current system.

  • Staying Put: One Man's Thoughts On Crossing The Border 36 Years Later

    July 22
    Border
    Staying Put: One Man's Thoughts On Crossing The Border 36 Years Later

    Despite the economic downturn, the desire to work and live in the U.S. continues to drive migrants north. As part of our Envision series “Crossing the Line: Border Stories,” we bring you the story of one man who understands that desire well.

  • Over 5 Million Children Caught Up In Illegal Immigration Debate

    July 21
    Border
    Over 5 Million Children Caught Up In Illegal Immigration Debate

    The national immigration debate largely focuses on adults. But there are more than five million children living in the U.S. whose parents are here illegally. When those parents are deported, many of those young people are left to fend for themselves.

  • The Border's Bottom Line

    July 20
    Border
    Economy
    The Border's Bottom Line

    Three million unauthorized immigrants live here in California. The statistics raise an important economic question – just what are the financial implications of such a large undocumented population? KPBS begins its special Envision series, Crossing the Line: Border Stories.