Which Way Home? is the Academy-Award nominated film by Rebecca Cammisa documenting true stories of some of the migrant children who make the perilous journey unaccompanied from Central America through Mexico to try to reach the United States, seeking to re-unite with their parents or simply to find a better life. These stories illustrate how U.S. immigration and border enforcement policies affect families thousands of miles away who have no recourse but to migrate without documents so as to find opportunities for work.
This is a new documentary concerning immigration into the United States through Mexico via railroad trains.
I haven't seen it myself, and so can't recommend it. It was just released March 8, 2011. Its mostly in Spanish.
Here are two English and one Spanish trailers from the film. The home page for the film is: here.
I came across this interesting site, Cuéntame by chance today, drawn by an article about how CBS should continue reporting on what may be complicity on the part of US ATF agents in illegal gun running into Mexico. This is important and relevant for the obvious reasons, but also with respect to mistaken presumption that problems in Mexico driving emigration are Mexico's problems and not ours (e.g. this strategizing on the Feb 18 LET in the News Times: http://tinyurl.com/4p2v7sb).
The cited video on Facebook.com is here: http://tinyurl.com/45e7kfb
The Immigration Information Response Team of Lincoln County Coastal Progressives will present The Other Side of Immigration on Tuesday, March 22, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 9th and Hurbert, in Newport.
The Immigration Information Response Team of Coastal Progressives is hosting a free screening of Of Civil Wrongs and Rights—The Fred Korematsu Story on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. in the conference room of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 9th and Hurbert in Newport.
Whatever else each of us may be, we are all Americans.
In a nation shocked and dismayed by hate-based campaigns to divide our people and increasing outbursts of violence in politics, Coastal Progressives of Lincoln County will honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. with a panel discussion about who has the right to be an American.
The Immigration Information ResponseTeam will meet on Saturday, January 8, at 11 a.m. in the office of Centro de Ayuda, 9th and Hubert in Newport.
This is from the Real News Network (RNN).
UPDATE [ Dec 20, 2010]: RNN added the second progam in this series today.
Despite the eerie resemblance to the old conundrum, why did the chicken cross the road, this is not a joke. It is a reasonably full but succinct discussion of the fallout (blow back?) from our neoliberal trade policies, with particular focus on its impact on the Mexico and the consequent increase in undocumented immigration from Mexico and points South into the US.
There's probably not much here you don't already know, but this is a useful resource to point at in trying to explain things to other people.
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Here are the two videos from the No Soy el Army meeting.
RIght now only one part is available. The second one will be uploaded about a week from now.
Both parts of the presentation are now available for viewing or downloading. Many thanks to Elizabeth Atly for all of the time and effort put into making this important record available to everyone.