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

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