Beyond Borders: Undocumented Mexican-Americans

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LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
501 N. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA  90012
213-542-6200
There are an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, half of whom are Mexican. Director Micah Fink put a face on several such undocumented Mexicans in his 2016 PBS documentary, Beyond Borders: Undocumented Mexican-Americans. Fink interviewed parents and their children in states like New York and Alabama as they lived double lives, simultaneously working hard to pursue the American Dream while fearing the consequences of their undocumented status — as well as immigrants who were deported. Among them is Julissa Arce, who, despite being undocumented, worked as an executive at Goldman Sachs and later became an activist and author of two books. (She's developing a Fox series based on her life, produced by actress America Ferrera.) LA Plaza de Cultura y Arte hosts a screening of the film and a panel discussion, moderated by UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment's Citlalli Chávez-Nava, with Carlos Amador and Marisol Granillo Arce.

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