Individual stories of the struggles of "illegal" American immigrants.

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Paperless People #4: He Helped Protect Gay Nigerians. Then They Made Protecting Gay People Illegal.

An LGBT advocate who fled for his life speaks out on the agonizing process of applying for asylum while rebuilding his life across the ocean from his wife and young children.

Paperless People #3: “Lawyers are the New First Responders”

An attorney for asylum seekers on life in this brave new world.

Paperless People #2: “Tomorrow’s the Day I Find Out If I’m Going to Be Deported”

After getting caught up in white-collar crime, he rebuilt his life helping immigrants like him navigate the system. Now he faces the prospect of being torn from his wife, daughter...

Paperless People #1: “I Put My Life on the Line for This Country. My Mom Shouldn’t Have to Worry About Being Arrested.”

A Marine from the Bronx takes his bravest step yet: convincing his undocumented immigrant parents to come out of the shadows.