Busted Borders: A Different Take on the Immigration Debate
Editor’s Note: This post comes to you from the good people at Busted Halo. Be sure to check out the video, where they talk with a mother of six who doesn’t want her daughters to experience female genital mutilation. It’s a tough subject, but one we should all be aware of. Let us know your thoughts below.
With the help of a grant from the Carnegie Corporation, BustedHalo.com began covering the issue of immigration in a unique way. Instead of contributing to the glut of coverage about immigration, BustedHalo is featuring stories by immigrants themselves about the issue. We distributed Flip video cameras to undocumented individuals and agencies across the country and asked them to start video blogging for a period of at least three months.
Busted Borders is an attempt to use the web’s unfiltered nature to move the immigration debate away from abstractions and statistics. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, we hope to give a personal glimpse into the humanity of these strangers in our midst. For reasons of safety, some of the participants have opted to keep their last names and locations secret.
Busted Borders is an ongoing project and we are still in its early stages. If you or someone you know is interested in participating, please contact us at email@example.com.
Busted Borders Producer: Bill McGarvey
Project coordinator: Mirlande Jeanlouis
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