Author Archives: mocortez

Stranded at the Border

A recent New York Times article and video segment discusses the changes that are occurring near the U.S./Mexico border.  The once permeable border utilized by seasonal migrants has shifted into a militarized area saturated by violence and poverty.  While less … Continue reading

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Key Parts of Alabama’s Immigration Law Upheld

On Wednesday, September 28, 2011, U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn, a Republican appointee, upheld several sections of Alabama’s new immigration law: 1) a section allowing law enforcement officials to question suspected people on their legal status, and hold them without … Continue reading

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Indocumentales Film Series includes MI VIDA DENTRO, a documentary about Rosa Estela Olera Jiménez, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who is convicted of killing a 21 month year old boy under her care.  This past December Judge Baird ruled that Rosa … Continue reading

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New Policy On Deportations Allows Some Non-Criminal Undocumented Immigrants To Stay

This article by Elise Foley of The Huffington Post on August 18, 2011 could add to the discussion of the larger picture of the United States’ policy towards immigration.  While this move by the President is an unprecedented step and good news … Continue reading

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La vida es sueño

Each film in the Indocumentales Series has one thread in common: the hope for a better life. This thread continues to unite undocumented children that are brought or sent here by their parents.  These children grow up in the United … Continue reading

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El Norte screening 8/9/11

Indocumentales hosted a screening of Gregory Nava’s El Norte on Tuesday, August 9th at 92YTribeca.  El Norte, first presented in 1983, is about two siblings, Rosa and Enrique who migrate from Guatemala to the United States after their father is killed … Continue reading

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