Senate Democrats and some Republicans gave tentative approval to a $40 billion "border surge" bill that proposes to beef up the manpower and structural security of the U.S.-Mexico border. It is a step Democrats hope will give momentum for a bill to create a "path to citizenship" for illegal immigrants already in the United States.
Carol Hills speaks with investigative reporter Lowell Bergman from our partner program PBS Frontline, about his documentary film 'Rape in the Fields' which uncovers the ongoing sexual assaults endured by migrant women working in America's farm fields.
The immigration bill making its way through the Senate would put an end to the so-called 'Green Card Lottery.' The World's Jason Margolis explains why the proposed change has sparked anger among African immigrants living in the US.
Ntshepeng Motema is a South African living in New York. In this radio essay, she talks about how she's been spending a lot of time online checking for news on the health of South Africa's ailing former president, Nelson Mandela.
Daniel dos Santos and James Oseland got married in 2011. To stay together Daniel now lives without a visa. They talk about Daniel's decision to overstay his visa and what the Supreme Court decision about DOMA could mean for their relationship.
Facing persecution abroad, more Ahmadi Muslims are finding a home in the US.
This story is about something many of us take for granted, our driver's license. If you live in the United States without proper documentation, getting one isn't a given. It's an issue sparking debates nationwide. Sarah Harris reports from Vermont.
An Arizona law that required the state's voters to provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote will not stand, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the bill unconstitutional. What the decision means for three other states with similar laws, as well as other voter restrictions, though, remains to be seen.
Felipe Montes accumulated traffic tickets -- so many that he was hauled into court in the small North Carolina town where he lived. Waiting for him there, though, were U.S. immigration officers. Montes was eventually deported, his U.S. citizen children placed in foster care and his long nightmare was just beginning.
Thursday we launched a new partnership between The World and Radio Ambulante, a project that allows listeners to hear personal stories from the Spanish-speaking parts of our world.

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