Story 4 Sam in the Snow

Summer, 2002: Instead of immigration reform,
the White House proposes the creation of a Department of
Homeland Security.

Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas is the one Republican
senator who doesn’t fall in line— and they need his vote.
Through the summer he fights for a better deal for refugees
and asylum seekers, but once Republicans take decisive
control of the Senate in November midterms, his leverage
is gone, he has his own re-election to think about, and
immigration is not playing well in Kansas.


  • Shari Robertson, Director/Producer
  • Michael Camerini, Director/Producer
  • Mark Juergens, Editor
  • Mark Suozzo, Composer
  • Rachel Salmon, Series Coordinating Producer
  • Jeni Morrison, Senior Associate Producer
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