Dear Sugar: I'm An Undocumented Immigrant26:53


In this episode, the Sugars take a question from a young woman who came to the United States as an 11-year-old undocumented immigrant. After years of uncertainty and limbo, she is now poised to become a citizen, but wonders how she can ever make up for the time she lost. The Sugars are joined by the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Ruben Vives, who grew up under similar circumstances.

Show notes

[0:16] “I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl,” Nina Simone, 1967.

[14:28] Jose Antonio Vargas, former Washington Post reporter, undocumented immigrant. Personal website.

[14:46] Sergio Garcia, California attorney, undocumented immigrant. Wikipedia page.

[21:56] "The Book of Unknown Americans," Cristina Henríquez, 2014.

[22:03] "The People of Paper," Salvador Plascencia, 2005.

[22:22] V. S. Naipaul, Trinidadian-British writer, Wikipedia page.

[22:26] Graham Greene, English novelist and author, Wikipedia page.

[25:30] "America The Beautiful," Neil Young, "Living With War," 2006.

New episodes of Dear Sugar Radio are released weekly.