You May Have Talked to a U.S. Deportee Without Knowing It

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Jonathan Blitzer, a writer and editorial staff member at The New Yorker, joins us to discuss his article “Called Away,” (Online: “The Deportees Taking Our Calls”) in the January 23rd issue. He reports from El Salvador, and examines how deportations from the United States have fueled the call-center industry by bringing an influx of English-speaking job-seekers to the country. He found that the call centers offer stable work and income, but the deportees are stigmatized and viewed as gangsters.