01 May 2007
Crossing Borders, a Peabody award-winning documentary, offers a fresh look at America's immigration debate. On the Public Radio Exchange, reviewer Emon Hassan had this to say about Crossing Borders: "There's a line, I learned of from this piece, that's often said by the Chicanos, "We didn't cross the borders, the borders crossed us." It's a statement heavily drenched in sadness and frustration. That statement is a historical fact. It begs the question, have Mexicans been crossing borders to find a better life, or have they always been 'crossing' to find their way back home? That 'philosophical' introduction was necessary to help you understand this piece, or, rather, a collage of pieces."