STAFF PICK OF THE MONTH
A documentary short about a family divided by the US-Mexico border. Abril is living undocumented in the United States with her 2-year-old son Julian. Julian’s father was stopped by police for a minor traffic incident and was deported back to Mexico. In order to see each other, Uriel, Abril and Julian must cross difficult terrain to reach the border fence where they spend time together through the wall.
“At this moment, tens of thousands of people — mothers, fathers, daughters, and sons — are currently languishing in a vast network of prisons and jails for no other reason than their immigration status. They remain separated from and deprived of everything they know: their loved ones, their homes, their communities, their liberty. We know that this system, which is profiting off their suffering, is immoral and goes against our values as a country. More than ever, we need to put an end to these cages and instead build solutions to welcome them into our country, treating them with dignity and respect. We need to work together to be done with detention.”
– Christina Fialho, Co-Executive Director, Freedom for Immigrants
FREEDOM FOR IMMIGRANTS
Devoted to abolishing immigration detention, Freedom for Immigrants monitors the human rights abuses faced by detained immigrants through a national hotline and network of volunteers, while also modeling a community-based alternative to detention that welcomes immigrants into the social fabric of the United States.