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“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
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
COVID's Hidden Toll
How the COVID crisis has hit vulnerable immigrants and undocumented workers.
July 21, 2020
As President Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Continues, 4 Documentaries to Watch
FRONTLINE has been chronicling Trump’s harsh stance on immigration — and how it has served as a winning political strategy — from the beginning.
April 22, 2020
‘Send Help’: Inside CBP’s Multi-Year Staffing Struggle
For years, more Border Patrol agents have left their jobs than Customs and Border Protection (CBP), its parent agency, was able to replace. The agency only recently turned the corner, following pressure by the administration to hire thousands more people.
January 7, 2020
“The Most Horrible Thing I’ve Ever Done”: A Border Patrol Officer Who Separated Families Speaks Out
Wesley Farris, a high-ranking officer with El Paso’s Border Patrol Union, describes what it was like to separate migrant children from their parents in a FRONTLINE documentary: “You can’t help but see your own kids.”
January 7, 2020