Six Words Fresh Off the Boat

Aug 15th, 2017 | By | Category: Entertainment, Immigration

ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat gave word that they will be giving fans a book inspired by the show and the immigrant experience. Six words, countless takes on the immigration experience. Our family has made us who we are. A collaboration between the Six-Word Memoir author at the hit ABC television show Fresh Off the […]

Maz Jobrani: Immigrant on Netflix

Aug 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Entertainment, Immigration

A Netflix original:  Maz Jobrani: Immigrant   Comic Maz Jobrani lights up the Kennedy Center with riffs on immigrant life in the Trump era, modern parenting pitfalls and more. Here are a little facts on the special.  A graduate of UC Berkeley, Jobrani fled the Iranian Revolution in the late 1970s at the age of […]

Film Recommendation: Buen Dia, Ramon A Charming Film About Illegal Immigration

Oct 18th, 2016 | By | Category: Entertainment, Immigration

“Buen Dia, Ramon” (Good Day, Ramon) is an independent film written and directed by Jorge Ramírez-Suárez. The film is about an ambitious young Mexican travels to Germany to live with his friend’s aunt. However, due to unforeseen circumstances leads Ramon to living on the streets when he cannot find her. He faces a bleak future […]

Colbert Report’s “Tip of the Hat” to IPC for Offensive “Anchor Baby” Amendment

Dec 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Entertainment, Headline News

  Washington, DC- The American Heritage dictionary quickly amended its definition of “anchor baby” to include information on its derogatory use, thanks to the tireless crusade of American Immigration Council’s Immigration Policy Center (IPC). Stephen Colbert’s witty and satirical show quickly pays homage to this rather drastic amendment in his latest edition of “Tip of the […]

Stephen Colbert Sticks Up for Illegal Immigrants

Oct 27th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Documents, Entertainment

Watch Stephen Colbert’s incisive commentary on Alabama’s immigration law and a farmworker shortage. From LA Times: Stephen Colbert would really like to solve the country’s immigration problem, if only to ensure a steady supply of tomatoes for his BLTs. As he lamented on last night’s “Colbert Report,” “Our country’s tomato industry is plum screwed.” Alabama […]

TWO Television Exposés on Immigration Detention on PBS and NBC on Oct. 18th

Oct 17th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Entertainment, Events, Immigration, Politics, Reform, Research

From Detention Watch Network: Documentaries Highlight the Massive Expansion of the Immigration Detention System On Tuesday, October 18th, PBS and CNBC will be airing two different investigative reports on immigration detention. DWN’s Executive Director, Andrea Black was interviewed for both documentaries which highlight the massive expansion of the immigration detention system and its key drivers. […]

CHECKPOINT NATION: Racial Profiling by Law Enforcement on the Rise in The US since 9/11

Sep 9th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Deportation, Documents, Entertainment, Immigration

Breakthrough and Rights Working Group (RWG), a coalition focused on ending racial profiling and fighting other human rights violations in the U.S., today released “CHECKPOINT NATION? BUILDING COMMUNITY ACROSS BORDERS,” a documentary video depicting the reality of racial profiling. Several federal initiatives — such as 287(g) and Secure Communities, which give local and state police authority to enforce […]

Los Angeles Musician Tasered Into Coma by Arizona Border Patrol

Apr 18th, 2011 | By | Category: America Now, Entertainment, Immigration

Jose Gutierrez Guzman Link to video on this story can be found here. America’s Voice reports on the sad story of an immigrant father tasered into a coma by the Border Patrol.  Three weeks ago, Jose Gutierrez lived in Los Angeles with his wife and two children, had a solid job as a film engineer, and was the […]

Hidden Cameras Reveal Diners’ Reactions When Racial Profiling Is Staged for ‘What Would You Do’

Feb 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Entertainment, Research

Elissa Stohler from abc News reports that In 2010, the simmering debate about U.S. immigration reform exploded when Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070 was signed into law. A portion of the bill requires police, during the enforcement of a law, to ask for someone’s identification if that person is thought to be in the country illegally. Even […]

Filmmakers and Progressive Organizations to Launch “Entre Nos Moms for Family Unity” Campaign

May 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Entertainment, Immigration

On the heels of Mother’s Day weekend a partnership of organizations including the Center for American Progress, America’s Voice Education Fund, and Reform Immigration for America joined Indiepix Studios and the filmmakers of the award-winning film “Entre Nos” to launch the Entre Nos Moms for Family Unity campaign. This unique culture and advocacy partnership leverages a powerful […]

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