Wisconsin farmers say the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown is making it harder to find workers for one of the state’s largest industries and the core of its Cheesehead identity, dairy production.
Wisconsin Public Radio and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Hall joined the Center in January 2017 as the second Wisconsin Public Radio Mike Simonson Memorial Investigative Reporting Fellow. Hall focuses on creating investigative stories that are broadcast on WPR and distributed by the Center. Hall, who is based in the Center’s newsroom, previously worked as a bilingual producer for NPR’s Investigative Unit and at Reuters TV in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, she worked on the international desk at CNN Chile and as a freelance radio reporter covering breaking news, women’s health, and politics throughout South America from her base in Santiago, Chile. Hall’s reporting has aired on NPR News, LatinoUSA, Radio Ambulante, PRI’s The World, and Here & Now. Her recent cover story for The Washington Post Magazine exposed child and undocumented labor in America’s tobacco fields. Hall holds an undergraduate degree in Spanish from UC Santa Cruz and a master’s in Latin American Studies from Columbia University. She is fluent in Spanish and speaks intermediate Portuguese.
No country for sanctuary seekers
This week, we look into places that offer sanctuary to those immigrants – and what the conflict between federal and local policies means for them.