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Louisiana Esperanza Project (2014)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-11-07

Duration: 00:02:42

Subjects: Immigration | Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Aguillard, David Interviewee
  • Hodges, Valarie Interviewee


This segment from the November 7, 2014, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s report on the establishment of the Louisiana Esperanza Project by the Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge in order to provide legal assistance to the 1,000 unaccompanied children from Central America who crossed the Mexico-United States border illegally and are now living in Louisiana. She interviews David Aguillard, the executive director of the Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge, who discusses why they set up this project. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford