Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Safety in the Latino Community

October 3rd, 2011

In the six years since Hurricane Katrina the rise of Latino immigrants in New Orleans has become a continued topic of interest to many especially when it comes to safety. Many immigrants have done the backbreaking jobs gutting, cleaning, and rebuilding our city, but for these newcomers, New Orleans hasn’t always lived up to its hospitable reputation. “How New Orleans accommodates these – its newest and most vulnerable citizens – is one barometer for the kind of place a rebuilt New Orleans hopes to be.” Eve Abrams, a correspondent for National Public Radio and the Latin American Resource Center’s Audio Consultant for the Enlaces Américas audio podcast project investigates. She explores the Latino community in New Orleans and uncovers the collaborative “policing” process done in collaboration with local law enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency in her two part series that originally aired on WWNO 89.9 FM on August 30th and September 20th , 2011. Learn more by listening to the series below:

Immigrants Who Rebuilt New Orleans Left Unprotected by Eve Abrams
(Originally aired on WWNO August 30, 2011)

Local Policing and Immigration: What Makes New Orleans Safe? By Eve Abrams
(Originally aired on WWNO September 20, 2011)

To learn more about the Enlaces Américas audio project and how to incorporate audio podcasts into your classroom, please visit the Latin American Resource Center.