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Thousands of immigration activists gather in front of the U.S. Capitol on April 10, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

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This week, Alt.Latino takes a look at five people who've been affected by U.S. immigration or immigration law. As you might expect, we take a musical approach, as we ask each subject to bring along a song that depicts his or her situation or status. The playlist is thought-provoking, and at times might make you misty-eyed.

Our hope is that the facts and figures associated with immigration melt away in the face of the voices, hopes, dreams, fears and stories reflected on this week's show.

Immigrant Song: Five Stories In Music

Explosions In The Sky

  • Album: Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
  • Song: Postcard From 1952
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  • "Postcard From 1952"
  • Album: Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
  • Artist: Explosions in the Sky
  • Label: Temporary Residence
  • Released: 2011
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Monchy & Alexandra

  • Album: Hoja en Blanco
  • Song: Hoja en Blanco
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  • "Hoja en Blanco"
  • Album: Hoja en Blanco
  • Artist: Monchy & Alexandra
  • Label: J & N Records
  • Released: 2001
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La Santa Cecilia

  • Album: Ice El Hielo
  • Song: Ice El Hielo [Album Version]
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  • "Ice El Hielo [Album Version]"
  • Album: Ice El Hielo
  • Artist: La Santa Cecilia
  • Label: Universal Latino
  • Released: 2013
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Molotov

  • Album: Dance and Dense Denso
  • Song: Frijolero

Note: This song contains explicit language.

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  • "Frijolero"
  • Album: Dance and Dense Denso
  • Artist: Molotov
  • Label: Universal Music Latino
  • Released: 2003
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Jose Alfredo Jimenez

  • Album: Mejor de Jose Alfredo Jimenez
  • Song: Si Nos Dejan
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  • "Si Nos Dejan"
  • Album: Mejor de Jose Alfredo Jimenez
  • Artist: Jose Alfredo Jimenez
  • Label: RCA Records
  • Released: 1990
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