Immigration in America: Refugees

Jul 23, 2012

Probe one of the nation’s most polarizing issues and a key topic in the 2012 election: immigration. The two-part series presents contemporary stories of immigrants — legal and illegal — and those who confront them, help them, employ them and craft legislation that affects them. Ray Suarez, senior PBS NEWSHOUR correspondent, narrates.

Episode 3, Refugees, takes you to the heart of America’s humanitarian position as a refuge for those fleeing violence, disaster, war and persecution around the world. The stories in this hour illustrate the forces and factors that can lead refugees to a life of stability and success or to isolation, welfare and homelessness.

Refugees airs Friday, August 3, at 9pm on Channel 5.

Watch the full episode.