How Fear Changed America. Homeland Insecurity is a new documentary podcast from RAICES that chronicles the untold story of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). We go back to the beginning, when our government built a powerful new agency in the wake of 9/11 to protect America from terrorists—only to use that agency to terrorize immigrants. From family separation to federal agents deployed in Portland, the scope and cruelty of DHS continues to expand, begging the question: Is anyone safe? Season 1 is hosted by civil rights leader Erika Andiola, a galvanizing voice in the fight for migrant justice.
What happens when a dangerous immigration policy collides with a global pandemic? "Remain in Mexico," the Trump administration’s 2019 policy to deter immigrants from coming into the U.S., sets the stage for the spread of COVID-19 across borders. We investigate how DHS doubles down on plans to abolish immigration to the U.S. even when the coronavirus looms—sickness and death be damned.