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Papers stories of undocumented youth
Publication Information:
[Portland, OR] : Graham Street Productions, 2010.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; stereo; aspect ratio 16:9.
Language Note:
In English with optional subtitles in Spanish or English.
General Note:
Special features: Theatrical trailer (2 min.); I would tell you the story myself if I could [featurette] (4 min.); Premiere night [featurette] (4 min.); Scenes from a youth movement [featurette] (12 min.).
Opening credits -- Introduction -- Monica -- Jorge -- Simone -- Juan Carlos -- Yo Sub -- College -- Targeting -- Raids -- Depression -- Labor & trade policy -- Graduation -- The Dream Act -- Immigration reform -- Dream Act graduation -- Conclusion -- Credits.
Twelve million undocumented immigrants live in the United States; two million of them are children. This film is about people who did not decide to become illegal immigrants. Their parents made that choice for them. Although born outside the U.S., these young people were raised in this country, educated in American schools, hold American values, know only the U.S. as home and who, upon high school graduation, and find the door to their future slammed shut. 65,000 undocumented students graduate every year from high school without "papers." It is against the law for them to work or drive. It is difficult, if not impossible in some states, to attend college. They live at risk of arrest, detention, and deportation to countries they may not even remember. Currently, there is no path to citizenship for these young people.


Material Type
Shelf Number
DVD KFA2814.P36 2010 1

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