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Introducing Line in the Land: A Haitian Odyssey

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Roberto Martinez, TPR
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When 16,000 Haitians arrived in Del Rio, Texas in September 2021, the humanitarian crisis made international headlines. But the unlikely spectacle at the Texas-Mexico border was just a glimpse of an immigration journey like no other – one that extends more than 10,000 miles, from the rubble of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, through South America… all the way to Del Rio and the Houston suburbs.

For the first season of Line in the Land, Texas Public Radio and the Houston Chronicle explore the human story behind this Haitian odyssey, along with the seismic forces at play – immigration policies, U.S.-Haiti relations and the unfulfilled promise to rebuild Haiti.

Episode 1 of Line in the Land: A Haitian Odyssey drops in English and Spanish on May 18, Haitian Flag Day. Subscribe to this podcast feed to hear it as soon as it comes out.

Read more reporting from the Houston Chronicle: Inside the brutal 10,000-mile journey Haitian migrants make in search of a home

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Elizabeth Trovall is the immigration reporter at the Houston Chronicle. Prior to her post, Trovall covered immigration for the NPR affiliate in Houston, Houston Public Media. Reach her at elizabeth.trovall@chron.com or on Twitter @elizTrovall.
Joey Palacios can be reached atJoey@TPR.org and on Twitter at @Joeycules
Stephania Corpi is a Mexican journalist, documentary photographer and a co-host and co-producer of the Line in the Land and La Línea podcasts from Texas Public Radio.
Sofía Sánchez can be reached at tpr.sofia@gmail.com and on Twitter at @sofiahanalei