120 Days captures an intimate look at the lives of one family of undocumented immigrants who have lived and worked in the United States illegally for twelve years. Father and husband, ...
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120 Days captures an intimate look at the lives of one family of undocumented immigrants who have lived and worked in the United States illegally for twelve years. Father and husband, Miguel Cortes, could be forced to leave the country in four months as a result of his immigration status. In exchange for Miguel agreeing to leave the country voluntarily, and paying a $5000 bond, the judge offers him 120 days to get his affairs in order before leaving his wife and two daughters in the U.S. to continue their education. Miguel has 120 Days to work hard, save money, and weigh his options about returning to Mexico alone, or changing his name and disappearing back into another U.S. city illegally with his family.Written by
This is a well done documentary that shows the human side of immigration. The family is the type of family you would love to have as neighbors. Teddy Roach does a great job humanizing the plight while not forcing any political views on the viewer.
This deeply personal view into the family's last 120 days together in the US and is a great way for all of us to grapple with our personal views on immigration policies and how they effect real families that have to struggle with them.
I hope all of our leaders in the US government take the time to watch pieces like this, so they can fully understand the impact of the rules they make or the laws they enforce.
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