Busted Halo
November 11th, 2009

Busted Borders: Walter (Argentina)-Video 4

"Soccer is a way to escape."


In this video, Walter talks about how soccer has helped him cope with his immigration issues.

In video 3, Walter talks about the difficulties of facing an uncertain future.

In video 2, Walter talks more about how he did not know he was undocumented until he was applying for college.

In video 1, Walter explains how he was caught by ICE and detained for twenty day.

With the help of a grant from the Carnegie Corporation, BustedHalo.com began covering the issue of immigration in a unique way. Instead of contributing to the glut of coverage about immigration, BustedHalo is featuring stories by immigrants themselves about the issue. We distributed Flip video cameras to undocumented individuals and agencies across the country and asked them to start video blogging for a period of at least three months.

Busted Borders is an attempt to use the web’s unfiltered nature to move the immigration debate away from abstractions and statistics. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, we hope to give a personal glimpse into the humanity of these strangers in our midst. For reasons of safety, some of the participants have opted to keep their last names and locations secret.

Busted Borders is an ongoing project and we are still in its early stages. If you or someone you know is interested in participating please contact us at borders@bustedhalo.com.

Busted Borders Producer: Bill McGarvey; Project coordinator: Mirlande Jeanlouis.

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  • Marco Ambrosio


    Sos un fen√≥meno con la pelota! I am very familiar with your story. My mother married a US citizen when they were getting ready to deport her back to Argentina. At times people don’t realize the difficulty in navigating the legal system when you are undocumented. It is a catch 22. You fear speaking out against lawyers who swindle you.

    I share your view on the ACL. My grandparents, mother and I have always lived together. When I blew my knee playing soccer with friends in college my grandfather nearly came to tears.

    I wish you the best brother. Stay positive and kept reaching out. I hope your story reaches a good lawyer or congressman in florida. I look forward to learning more about you.


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