Susana has told her parents that she plans to leave for the United States to help support her younger sisters. While in the detaining center awaiting a ruling on his case, Khaled is told by a friend not to appear too cheerful, as people will take him for mentally disturbed. Most of the Asian immigrants arrived in the United States legally — through work, student or family visas. Six years ago, he returned to Guatemala to care for his ailing father. But a majority of Democrats, Hispanics and the college-educated said they felt immigrants made society better off. Roy Germano made The Other Side of Immigration while conducting Ph.
Through an approach that is both subtle and thought-provoking, this documentary provides a perspective on undocumented immigration rarely witnessed by American eyes, challenging audiences to imagine more creative and effective solutions. The Scalabrini missionary, known to migrants and officials here as Padre Mauro, runs La Casa del Migrante, which provides returnees with a temporary place to stay, humanitarian assistance and psychological counseling. How do I host a public screening in my community? With the devastation you describe---how many people from how many countries for how long---should we take? A wall offers the illusion of security. We can't do it without you—America Media relies on generous support from our readers. Aside from being an excellent illustration of the Christian proverb about loving thy neighbor, it was also a warm and funny film standing up for the larger principle of immigration. Wikström is a man at loose ends, having dissolved his marriage and subsequently won a small fortune at poker.
Those numbers bear witness to the scale of the migrant crisis, though the scene is not entirely somber. In 2013, 147,000 Chinese immigrants and 129,000 Indians came to the U. In 2016, 18,914 Guatemalan youths were picked up—almost 2,000 more than the 17,057 apprehended two years prior. These young people graduated from high school with degrees in teaching, business and computers, but they take pride in this new skill and want to share it with the cooperatives so that farmers can command a higher price for their harvest. Please visit our to learn how you can invest in our work by or. When the road ends, they will walk for miles in the punishing desert heat of northern Mexico, dodging Border Patrol agents, cartels and American vigilantes until the lucky ones cross undetected into the United States.
Send with your request to learn about rates and availability. Is this a film best suited for Democrats or Republicans? We took in refugees from Vietnam and Cambodia. More than a few are still wearing the white T-shirts they were given at detention centers in the United States. Many look stoically ahead; others, exhausted and visibly upset, study the floor. He says he first left for the United States in 2000 at the age of 14 because there were no jobs in his small town in the north of Guatemala. Why would their countries of origin ever improve if we simply become the escape valve? If it takes a Wall to stabilise the border then build it.
Trump has not detailed how he plans to stem the flow of this desperate exodus. Border security should work both ways. Surely this is better than asking someone to slip over the borders again and again at the mercy of Coyotes and the Deserts and the possibility of being arrested by the Border Patrol. They will come from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, where a deadly mix of poverty, violence and corruption leaves families with no other option but to flee north. The second half focuses on the impact money sent home has on communities in Mexico.
The Other Side of Immigration is therefore just as much a film about social norms, global markets, agricultural policy, well-intentioned political goals, corruption, brotherhood, children, families, income multipliers, difficult tradeoffs, and outside-the-box thinking as it is a film about immigration. Professor made The Other Side of Immigration while doing research in rural Mexico. Few see the futility of a U. Then in 2012, roya—a fungus that because of climate change is reaching trees at altitudes once considered immune to the coffee leaf rust epidemic—wiped out 70 percent to 80 percent of their crop. If you are planning to show the film publicly, please purchase screening rights from Who made this film?. But her father, a strong and loving influence, told her that whenever she encounters an obstacle, it means there is something good waiting beyond it.
Americans consume narcotics at the cost of peace and security in the countries immediately to the south. An elevated wooden counter and 12 aging computers at the front of the room suggest D. Susana, another participant in the coffee cupping program, graduated with a teaching degree three years ago and still cannot find work. Padre Mauro believes the U. Instead, Padre Mauro says, Cafta enriched the oligarchs and multinational corporations and displaced small farmers. We feel very fortunate to have been able to include music by ,. Interviews with over 700 people who live in Mexican towns where nearly half of the people leave for the United States, the film provides a thought-provoking look into the other side of undocumented immigration.
His research has also appeared in numerous scholarly journals and law reviews. A football field away the returnees start leaving the plane. But while a more competitive coffee product may benefit the community, it is not enough to provide the kind of formal employment young people desperately need if they are to stay in the region. Until deported mothers and fathers like Miguel are reunited with their children in the United States, they will keep coming. The plight of Central American migrants and refugees briefly made front page news in 2014, when a surge in families and unaccompanied children overwhelmed the U. This is a film for everyone.