Muslims In America: Middle East In The Midwest
We know them by their faith: rows of bearded men bent in prayer, women draped in black.
Since Patriot Act has been passed, they have been singled out to be detained and deported by the thousands. They face terrorism trials, suspicion, fear, war.
Beyond the deportation statistics are the individual lives. They are the difficult, intimate stories of illegal immigrants caught in a system where they have no rights, no voice.
The Muslim community in metropolitan Detroit struggles to work, go to school, contact relatives overseas, and even celebrate a wedding, under great duress. It is a community of lives lived underground, and in the shadow of stereotypes.