Immigration

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Of the 5 States with the Most Farmworkers, Only 3 Are Prioritizing Vaccines — and Not All Means of Prioritizing Are Equal, per the CDC
Months after the July 2020 film "COVID's Hidden Toll," FRONTLINE checked in with farmworkers in California and four other big agricultural states and found vaccine rollouts have been uneven.
April 16, 2021
With Renewed Attention on the Border, These 8 Documentaries Illuminate U.S. Immigration Policies Involving Kids
These collected FRONTLINE documentaries chronicle the past decade of immigration policy in America and its varied impacts, offering context for the present moment.
March 31, 2021
‘The Worst Has Passed’: Recovered From COVID, a Family Weathers Challenges Shared by Many Latino Immigrants
Featured in the August 2020 documentary "Love, Life & the Virus," the family shared an update with FRONTLINE: thankful to be healthy but grappling with reduced work hours and remote schooling.
March 15, 2021
“Nowhere Else to Go”
A FRONTLINE / Marshall Project documentary follows an undocumented family’s struggle to survive homelessness, immigrant detention and a rapidly spreading virus.
August 11, 2020
How ICE Data Undercounts COVID-19 Victims
Oscar Lopez Acosta died from COVID-19 shortly after his release from immigration detention. But if you look at ICE’s coronavirus statistics, you’d never know it happened.
August 11, 2020
Sick With COVID, She Gave Birth on a Ventilator. This Teacher Took Her Newborn In.
“I am willing to help, 100 percent,” the teacher recalls saying. Watch a scene from "Love, Life & the Virus."
August 11, 2020
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Immigrant Mother And Family Suffer With COVID-19 As Teacher Cares For Their Healthy Newborn
Love, Life & the Virus
A mother’s fight to survive COVID and see her newborn baby.
August 11, 2020
Farmworkers Are Among Those at Highest Risk for COVID-19, Studies Show
Studies show agricultural workers are among those at highest risk of contracting COVID-19. In the fields, harvest crews work side-by-side cutting rows of vegetables, making it impossible to keep six feet apart. Housing is scarce and expensive, so multiple families often crowd into one small home.
July 21, 2020
She Has Cancer and Is High-Risk for COVID Complications. But Like Many Essential Farmworkers, She Can’t Stay Home
Sinthia Hernandez’s story helps reveal “COVID’s Hidden Toll” on workers maintaining America’s food supply, many of them undocumented immigrants.
July 21, 2020