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A Shrine For Immigrants - from the Tulsa episode

State of the Re:Union on October 18, 2013 15:09

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    Middle America can be a hard place for new immigrants. The Latino population has surged over the past ten years, and there have been some... growing pains. In 2007, Oklahoma passed a law called House Bill 1804. The law made it easier to deport people, and it was intended to scare undocumented immigrants—to make them pack up and leave. Which it did. But a community here in Tulsa, a Catholic church in a corner of the city, saw this as an opportunity. They decided to create a shrine for immigrants from all over middle America... the only one in the world outside of Mexico.

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    For this episode of SOTRU, we joined forces with the Tulsa-based independent media hub, This Land Press, who are committed to telling the story of Oklahoma. To read more incredible stories, watch videos, and subscribe to their podcast, visit thislandpress.com.

    For more on this episode, including images, music, and links, visit our website at stateofthereunion.com

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