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Of Borders And Belonging: Immigrants Struggle To Create Home

Feb 24, 2017

Sujey Vega is the author of 'Latino Heartland' chronicling the immigrant experience in small town Indiana. She is an anthropologist at Arizona State University.
Credit Illinois State University

We're currently in a time of tumult, anger, and fear over immigration in this country.

This figured prominently during the presidential campaign and continues with the deportation enforcement policy of the Trump administration.

The McLean County Museum of History and the Illinois State University Latin American and Latino studies program have combined to address parts of this dynamic in a community reading program.

The book they chose is Latino Heartland, of Borders and Belonging in the Midwest. WGLT's Charlie Schlenker talked with author Sujey Vega ahead of a Saturday afternoon conversation on the book at the museum of history.