Earlier this year, KCRW partnered with USC’s JOVRNALISM class to produce stories from the U.S.-Mexico border. USC students traveled to Tijuana to learn about what happens after someone is deported. They found an unofficial network of people and organizations working to help those who arrive in an unfamiliar place.
You can watch the videos in virtual reality with the JOVRNALISM App.
Life Beyond the Border
Looking past headlines and statistics about deportation, you’ll find human beings who are caught between a country that kicked them out and a country they don’t understand. They often fall into depression, turn to addiction, which could lead to suicide. But there are nonprofits and churches trying to catch them and help them adjust to their new lives beyond the border. This series was produced by USC’s JOVRNALISM class in partnership with KCRW.
The number of deportations is increasing and, while many think deportees are just criminals, they are mothers, pastors and even U.S. veterans. Hear their stories as they cope with life on the other side of the border.