Anti-immigrant sentiment has reached a fever pitch in America in recent years. Here in Charlottesville, immigrants are very much a part of the cultural and economic life of our community. Yet the stories of many immigrants – particularly undocumented immigrants – often remain hidden from the rest of our community, even in a town like ours that tends to celebrate its diversity.
WTJU is sharing these immigrant stories with a new project: Unsettled.
We spoke with dozens of immigrants in our community about why they left their first home. Why they stay here. What their hopes are for the future.
Listen to their stories.
Unsettled is a project of WTJU 91.1 FM and Sin Barreras. Stories will air on WTJU in September and October 2018, coinciding with Hispanic Heritage Month.