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re:Work – Redemption

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In today’s political climate, immigration is often discussed within the context of who “deserves” to be here versus who does not. Many politicians have strayed away from addressing immigration as a humanitarian issue altogether. Stereotyping of immigrants isn’t new — it’s a part of a much longer history of criminalizing immigrants and refugees in the United States. This episode explores the experiences of a Cambodian refugee who got caught up in the criminal justice system at a young age. Billy Taing shares his story of fleeing the Khmer Rouge and resettling in America with his family, only to continue facing hardship.

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  • Billy Taing


re:Work – Redemption, Episode 23

  • Episode Producers: Saba Waheed, Veena Hampapur, Amy Zhou, and Pam Gwen
  • Editing: Veena Hampapur and D’Angelo Jones.
  • UCLA Labor Center

The Making Contact Team

  • Interim Executive Director: Jessica Partnow
  • Staff Producers: Anita Johnson, Salima Hamirani, Monica Lopez



  • Andy G. Cohen  “Our Young Guts”
  • Audiobinger  “The Garden State”

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