Fusion to Air ‘The Line’ — Series of Reports on the People and Lives Affected by the Battle at the U.S.-Mexico Border — Airs Sunday Dec. 22 at 10pm, ET

Award-Winning Journalist Mariana Van Zeller Hosts “The Line” Sunday, December 22 at 10:00 p.m., ET on Fusion

Award-winning journalist Mariana Van Zeller hosts a one-hour special “The Line,” which examines the battle at the border between US and Mexico and profiles some of the people whose lives have been affected by this hot button issue. The Fusion original special report “The Line” airs SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22 at 10:00 p.m., ET.

Mariana Van Zeller explores the unanswered questions surrounding the deadly shooting of a young teen on Mexican soil by U.S. Border Patrol agents on the other side of the border. Then there is the story of one family’s day at the park that ended in tragedy as a father was gunned down in front of his family. Enrique Acevedo speaks with the widow of the man and takes a closer at Border Patrol’s use of deadly force.

Fusion Correspondent Jorge Rivas brings viewers the story of a U.S. veteran who was deported back to Mexico because he was a non-citizen when he served in the military. He shares his story and those other veterans who’ve also been impacted by America’s broken immigration policy. 

Fusion White House Correspondent Jim Avila shows how the U.S. deportation policy is impacting families and the children of those migrants who are sent back across the border. Plus, ABC News Chief National Correspondent Byron Pitts spends several hours at a Native American reservation that has been caught in the middle of the border battle between US and Mexico.

Finally not all stories from the border involve humans.  Tijuana’s Caliente racetrack is home to nearly seven hundred galgos, greyhounds, who are part of the shrinking American greyhound racing circuit. Most Caliente dogs race a few times per week, though races are held almost daily. The track is informally known in the dog racing world as a “last stop” track, where older and slower dogs are sent for their final hurrahs. But what happens to Tijuana’s racing dogs after the track, when they reach the mandatory retirement age of five or get injured?  They are sent to California where they often get pampered by American owners.  Fusion has their story.

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