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Deportations in the U.S. are at an all-time high, with all undocumented immigrants, including non-violent ones, being at risk of being picked up by an ICE raid and deported. Many of these immigrants have lived in the U.S. most of their lives. The film explores the failures of government officials over the last 80 years, with their unwillingness to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

The film features Emma Paulson, a woman who is married to a US citizen, and who was deported 12 years ago, leaving behind three small children. Her husband and children have made the sacrifices of visiting Emma at the Tijuana border year in and year out. Fighting to keep their family together.

“Undocumented-Indocumentado” showcases the harsh manner in which families are being separated from their parents and placed in encampment facilities, also known as “tent cities.”

A look at the mass exodus of immigrants from Central America, fleeing violence, persecution and lack of opportunities. Less than half the children in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are not going to school.

Answers to questions: Where did the US aid of $150 million to these countries in 2017 go?

We explore the answers.

The film also follows deported veteran Hector Barajas, who was deported after serving nine years in the Armed Forces, and who after a felony and completed sentence was deported. Mr. Barajas was pardoned by Governor Jerry Brown and is now as US citizen.

Th film looks at why activists say deporting decorated veterans is inhumane after they fought and pledged their allegiance to the United States. We follow Mr. Barajas’ activism work on both sides of the U.S. border.

 

The film film also follows Dreamers like Adriana Rojas, who is a college grad and an educator, who came to the U.S. as a child and is at risk of being deported to a country she does not know.

“Undocumented-Indocumentado” showcases Dreamers’ daily struggles of living with uncertainty as an undocumented American.

When Donald J. Trump launched his presidential campaign in June of 2015, he called Mexicans, (although he referred to all Latinos,) as murders, rapist and that “maybe some were good people” he sent the message his political targets were immigrants.

Featured in the film is college professor, poet and activist Mario Escobar, who like many, was one of hundreds of unaccompanied minors from Central America. His is a story of triumph and resilience and had become one of America’s success stories.

Reyna Grande to is a success story. An award-winning best-selling author, her journey as an undocumented child, captures the traumas of being separated from her family, integrating into US society and dismantling the myths that immigrants don’t contribute to the success of the nation.

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