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The Other Side of Immigration (2009)

Based on over 700 interviews in Mexican towns where about half the population has left to work in the United States, The Other Side of Immigration asks why so many Mexicans come to the U.S.... See full summary »

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Based on over 700 interviews in Mexican towns where about half the population has left to work in the United States, The Other Side of Immigration asks why so many Mexicans come to the U.S. and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind. Through an approach that is both subtle and thought-provoking, filmmaker Roy Germano provides a perspective on undocumented immigration rarely witnessed by American eyes, challenging audiences to imagine more creative and effective solutions to the problem. "There are inevitably real people behind the strident slogans and ideological labels in today's immigration debate. Roy Germano's The Other Side of Immigration does more than any other work to give people otherwise disparaged as 'threatening' and 'illegal' a human face and to reveal the devastating personal effects of U.S. immigration and economic policies on our closest neighbors." - Douglas S. Massey, Princeton University Written by Anonymous

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Truth About Immigration
4 December 2012 | by (Las Vegas, NV) – See all my reviews

The untold story about WHY people choose to leave their homes & families behind for years at a time risking their lives in the process. Leaving their children to be raised without one or both of their parents.

This Documentary tells the side of this story you never get to hear from talking heads on American TV & paints an entirely different picture from the one we are taught to believe. Especially interesting is also the consensus that has been arrived at as to how a solution ought to be offered. A very simple one at that.

Should be required viewing by every American who has ever offered an ill informed opinion of this very protracted argument which isn't only about economics but is really about peoples lives & whether or not we value them at all .


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