Tuesday, April 23, 2013

BW Video Preview: 'Amamos Idaho'

Posted By on Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Political alliances and divisions are being forged this week in the nation's capital as the U.S. Senate takes up a sweeping overhaul of immigration laws. But as lawmakers wrangle with their political differences, as many as 11,500,000 undocumented immigrants who are in every corner of the United States wait nervously, many of them under the radar of law enforcement or social services.

"We're your partners and co-workers. We sit next to you in church," Norma Duarte told Boise Weekly. "I was once an immigrant here; now, I'm a legal citizen. But there are a lot of immigrants who are afraid to talk to you about their reality."

But in this Wednesday's edition of BW, we speak to immigrants, some of them undocumented, about their hopes and fears.

"Amamos Idaho," one family told BW, whose patriarch and matriarch work 12-hour days in the fields of Canyon County.

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