11 million. It's the estimated number of immigrants living in the US illegally. But how did we even get to that figure? From the public radio collaboration Fronteras Desk, reporter Adrian Florido finds out.
Bennetta Jules-Rosette, director of the African & African-American Studies Research Center at the UCSD, attended the 1963 March on Washington. She watched as Josephine Baker spoke to the crowd. It was a moment that changed Bennetta Jules-Rosette's life.
Undocumented immigrants who are gay or lesbian face coming out of the closet twice: both as gay or lesbian, and as an undocumented immigrant. For one man in California, the Supreme Court's dismissal of DOMA let him come out for the second time.
Mexican author Cristina Rivera Garza used to publish her creative work only in Spanish. But after a quarter century living in the US, she says writing in both Spanish and English brings tremendous richness to her experience, and lets her engage a whole new audience in conversation.