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Finding Peace Politically, The Truth Behind Immigration Identity Theft

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It's time to become transpartisan, says Boulder mediator Mark Gerzon. He's spent his career working with Congress, the UN and developing countries to resolve disputes. His latest book is called "The Reunited States of America." Then, there's a widely held belief that undocumented immigrants in the United States steal identities so they can work. The trouble is: that ignores the role employers play in helping workers get IDs that don't belong to them. It's a practice a CU-Denver anthropologist investigated when she was doing research in the farm fields. She also got acquainted with a phenomenon known as "trabajando fantasma" -- the working ghost. And, after recording a record with the Colorado Symphony Boulder folk singer Gregory Alan Isakov prepares to perform live with them.