© 2020 | Jefferson Public Radio
KSOR Header background image 1
a service of Southern Oregon University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Rogue Valley Immigrant Works On "Illegal, The Project"

laz_ayala_and_friend.png
Laz Ayala, on the left, is the driving force behind "Illegal, The Project."

When life is rough, and potentially short, you look for someplace else to live.  That's what motivates the people of the "caravans" from Central America. 

Laz Ayala, now a Rogue Valley resident, escaped from El Salvador in the trunk of a car many years ago.  He's turning his attention back to his journey for "Illegal, The Project," an effort to push for understanding and immigration reform. 

One of Ayala's goals is to turn the focus from the people who come across the border to the people who hire them, often outside the law.  Laz Ayala visits to add details to his story and his project.  
 

Stay Connected
The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. John Baxter is the senior producer, Angela Decker is the producer and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.