John Nasir is a Kashimiri immigrant who came to the United States to attend Christian missionary school and was unexpectedly detained. That was two years ago. Now he’s stuck in New Jersey but has become the beneficiary of a new program in Princeton spearheaded by the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund (LALDEF) to provide undocumented immigrants with nongovernmental identification cards. While the LALDEF argues that the cards are essential, the program has its detractors, such as the New Jersey Citizens for Immigration Control (NJCIC).
Neha Uberoi and Rafael Grillo bring you the story in four parts.
Part one, the story of John Nasir: Right Click to Download
Part two, an interview with LALDEF chair Patricia Fernandez-Kelly: Right Click to Download
Part three, an interview with NJCIC president Gail Kesselman: Right Click to Download
Part four, John Nasir speaks about the nongovernmental ID program: Right Click to Download
This episode featured work by: Neha Uberoi and Rafael Grillo. Engineer: Nick White.
Executive Producer: Nikki Leon.
Senior Producer: Flora Thomson-Deveaux.