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Waiting for America

Buses carrying Cuban migrants leave U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West on Jan. 5, 2023, in Key West.
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Buses carrying Cuban migrants leave from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West on Jan. 5, 2023, in Key West.

Waiting for America 

A year ago the Biden administration launched a new effort that hoped to alleviate the crisis on the southern border. It promised an alternative to the dangerous journeys many migrants make, including those who come to Florida.

The idea is to have migrants sign up for humanitarian parole and get a sponsor in the U.S. before coming. What is the state of the program for those it is supposed to help one year later?

That’s the focus of “Waiting for America,” a new series from WLRN News. We bring you those stories and speak to some of the reporters who contributed to the series.

Guests:

  • Tim Padgett, Americas editor for WLRN.
  • Wilkine Brutus, Palm Beach County reporter for WLRN. 
  • Kate Payne, education reporter for WLRN.
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