Probe one of the nation’s most polarizing issues and a key topic in the 2012 election: immigration. The series: Homeland: Immigration in America, presents contemporary stories of immigrants — legal and illegal — and those who confront them, help them, employ them and craft legislation that affects them. Ray Suarez, senior PBS NEWSHOUR correspondent, narrates.
8pm: The first episode, Jobs, looks at the spectrum of immigrant jobs and the complex maze of rules, regulations, caps and quotas challenging the country at many levels.
9pm: The second episode, Enforcement, cuts through the heated rhetoric to explore how communities and the nation struggle to enforce inconsistent immigration policies. The “Enforcement” episode of the series, which examines issues surrounding immigration in the Heartland–including Kris Kobach’s 2010 election campaign and the community policing practices at Kansas City’s Westside CAN Center. KCPT co-produced this series with Nine Network in St. Louis, MO.
Watch two parts Thursday, July 26, 2012 beginning at 8pm.