Risks of illegal immigration, Wisconsin underground railroad

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Haitian refugees near the U.S. border
Migrants, many from Haiti, are seen wading between the U.S. and Mexico on the Rio Grande, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in Del Rio, Texas. Julio Cortez/AP Photo

We take a closer look at the risk migrants face trying to get into the United States. Then, we learn more about Wisconsin’s role in the underground railroad.

Featured in this Show

  • The risks migrants face

    On Monday, 46 migrants were found dead in and around an abandoned tractor-trailer in Texas. An immigration expert explains the dangers Central Americans face when they come into the U.S. illegally.

  • WHYsconsin: Wisconsin's role in the underground railroad

    As part of our “WHYsconsin” series, we answer a listener question about Wisconsin’s role the underground railroad, and we learn more about the most prominent remaining historical places in the state.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Sara McKinnon Guest
  • Keighton Klos Guest
  • Clayton Benson Guest

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