5 Stories About Immigration, In Song Form : Alt.Latino Alt.Latino talks to five people affected by U.S. immigration law, and plays songs that reflect their experience.

5 Stories About Immigration, In Song Form

5 Stories About Immigration, In Song Form

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Thousands of immigration activists gather in front of the U.S. Capitol on April 10, 2013, in Washington, D.C. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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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

  • Song: Postcard From 1952
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Monchy & Alexandra

  • Song: Hoja en Blanco
  • from Hoja en Blanco
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La Santa Cecilia

  • Song: Ice El Hielo [Album Version]
  • from Ice El Hielo
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Molotov

  • Song: Frijolero
  • from Dance and Dense Denso

Note: This song contains explicit language.

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Jose Alfredo Jimenez

  • Song: Si Nos Dejan
  • from Mejor de Jose Alfredo Jimenez
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