This week marks the 15th anniversary of the death of Amadou Diallo, a 23-year-old Guinean native who was the victim of a brutal shooting by four New York police officers. Now his family works to ensure that other African immigrants are able to live out their dreams in the US.
Some 11 million people have come to the United States, or stayed here, illegally, according to researchers, the number may actually under-represent the number of people who are affected. In many cases, U.S. citizen children are also disadvantaged by their undocumented parents.
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.
A new report commissioned by the BBC World Service looks at the effect of the financial crisis on migration patterns around the world. We talk to the BBC's Andrew Walker, and Michael Fix, co-author of the Migration Policy Institute's report.
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