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In the Shadow of the Law| 57mins
Director: Frank Christopher | Producer: Paul Espinosa
Focus Years: 1988 | Country: United States
Subject Tags: americas, inter-cultural relations, migration, politics, poverty, race, united states
Quality Tags: Optimistic, Slow, Activating, Harmonizing
Mexican workers and their families have been crossing the U.S. border illegally for generations, working in jobs which most Americans won't perform. "In the Shadow of the Law," examines the daily dilemmas faced by four such families, from constant worry about apprehension by the U.S. Immigration Service, to being taken advantage of by many who capitalize on their vulnerability. "In the Shadow of the Law" explores the lives of these families at work and at home as they describe their aspirations for the future. The immigration law which passed in 1986 was a source of both hope and uncertainty for them. Will they qualify for amnesty and become part of American society, or will they remain in the shadows?
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