Al Letson

An Arizona law that went into effect last year essentially ruled that the Mexican-American studies program offered in the Tucson public school system was divisive and should be scrapped. At the end of the first semester without the classes, hard feelings still linger.

For eight years, until this past January, Lorenzo Lopez taught Mexican-American studies at Cholla High in Tucson, Ariz., the very school from which he graduated in 1992.

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Today, we're going to check in with some of those refugees through State of the Reunion. The program by NPR and PRX investigates issues that unite and divide communities. Al Letson is the host of the show and he has this report from Miami.