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Videos on Immigration

Running at no more than an hour, most at two to ten minutes, these are online videos that address specific immigration issues. Use them in your classes and discussions!

  • Immigrants For Sale
    A series of short videos documenting the for-profit private prison industry, by Cuéntame.
     
  • Detained: The New Bedford Immigration Raid
    On March 6, 2007, workers at a New Bedford factory producing vests for the U.S. military were arrested in a raid conducted by Immigration, Customs and Enforcement (ICE) officers. Of the 361 undocumented immigrants arrested that day, the majority were women, many with small children. Detained follows families affected by the immigration raid.
     
  • Lost in Detention
    FRONTLINE and the Investigative Reporting Workshop examine the Obama administration’s controversial get-tough immigration policy. Producer Maria Hinojosa is the 2012 Ware Lecturer.
     
  • Introduction to National Farm Worker Ministry
    A two-minute video documenting the appalling working conditions suffered by U.S. farm workers, by the National Farm Worker Ministry
     
  • Harvest of Shame
    CBS' award-winning and historic documentary on the living conditions of farm workers in the U.S. Released in 1960, conditions are still the same over 50 years later. Only the skin-color of the workers has changed.
     
  • Harvest of Shame Revisited
    A 2010 5-minute follow-up to the 1960 documentary. Show the two videos together.
     
  • Some Things Should Never Be For Sale
    This proposed ten-minute documentary, launched by Grassroots Leadership, will explore the rising tide of privatization in our criminal justice and immigrant detention systems. Rather than focus on politics, it will use the words of those incarcerated, working, or living in communities with these private facilities to start a conversation about this practice.
     

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Last updated on Tuesday, June 5, 2012.

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