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His mom left the Phillippines for his sake–was it worth it? 11

An immigrant’s dream of a better future is often weighed against the reality of struggle and setbacks. Albert Samaha, investigative journalist and inequality editor at BuzzFeed News and a Whiting Foundation Creative Nonfiction Grant recipient, joins host Krys Boyd to tell the story of his family who left a middle-class life in the Philippines only to question whether leaving was the right decision after all. His book is called “Concepcion: An Immigrant Family’s Fortunes.”