IMMIGRATION & CRIMINALIZATION

Immigration and Agriculture

  • YAYA’s information about AgJOBS

Immigration Basics/General Information

  • VIDEO: Immigration on Main Street by PBS NOW. This video is focused on the debate about how to a approach the issue of undocumented immigrants in America.

 

Roots of Migration

 

Criminalization

 

US/MEX Border

  • VIDEO: Crossing the line at the Border By Brian Epstein. Need to Know investigates whether U.S. border agents have been using excessive force in an effort to curb illegal immigration. Eight people have been killed along the border in the past two years.

 

S-COMM (Secure Communities)

  • Secure Communities: A Fact Sheet by the American Immigration Council


Separation of families


 Anti-Immigrant Laws

  • VIDEOS: US Immigration 2010. Videos regarding anti-immigrant laws and criminalization by the Real News Network
  • VIDEOS: Arizona State of Fear: Part one and Part two by the Real News Network.

 

Detention and Deportation

  • VIDEO: Lost in Detention. FRONTLINE and the Investigative Reporting Workshop examine the Obama administration’s controversial get-tough immigration policy.
  • VIDEO: Immigrants for Sale. Immigrants For Sale is a ground-breaking online documentary series that goes inside the private immigrant detention industry, through the lens of those most impacted, the players behind the trade and the multi-billion dollar profits that fuel it all.
  • VIDEOS: Watch these moving videos  about immigrants and their experiences in the US. Videos include the stories of people under ICE custody including the story of a transgender detainee who was sexually abused, a detainee who dies in a detention center, the stories of returned migrants,  the story of a woman forced to give birth in shackles, the story of immigrants denied medical service and more. Videos by Restore Fairness.
  • FRONTLINE’s Map: The U.S. Immigration Detention Boom. Map of immigration detention facilities in the US and timeline.
  • DWN’s Detention Map. It shows detention centers, community organizations, ICE Offices and Immigration Courts and Visitation Programs across the country

 

Stories of migration

  • VIDEO: The Invisibles by Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal in collaboration with Amnesty International (4 videos). Every year, tens of thousands of women, men and children travel through Mexico without legal permission. As “invisible” migrants they head for the US border in the hope of finding a new life far from the poverty they’ve left behind. Their journey is one of the most dangerous in the world.
  • VIDEODeath Train by Vanguard.Mariana van Zeller joins immigrants from Central America on the perilous and sometimes deadly journey to El Norte.
  • VIDEOS: Faces of Migration by Witness for Peace. Three videos that tell stories about the perils of migration, those left behind and the people who return to a foreign home after being deported.
  • VIDEO: Retorno 360 by Student Action with Farm Workers
  • FILM: 7 Soles by Pedro Ultreras
  • FILM: La Bestia by Pedro Ultreras
  • FILM: El Viaje de Teo by Walter Doehner
  • FILM: El Inmigrante by John Sheedy, David Eckenrode, John Eckenrode and Rick Carlson

 

Organizations

  • Deportation Nation. An independent investigative reporting project that critically examines the increase in detention of innocent and low-level immigrant offenders as a result of enforcement programs mandated to target “dangerous criminal aliens.”
  • Immigration Policy Center. Information about State immigration laws, criminalization programs, Federal Immigration Laws, and more. Great resource.
  • National Day Laborer Organizing Network. NDLON works to improve the lives of day laborers in the United States. They are one of the leading organizations who are working against the criminalization of immigrants in the U.S.
  • National Immigrant Justice Center. Organization dedicated to ensuring human rights protections and access to justice for all immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
  • No More Deaths: an organization whose mission is to end death and suffering on the U.S./Mexico border through civil initiative: the conviction that people of conscience must work openly and in community to uphold fundamental human rights.
  • Presente.org: a national organization that exists to amplify the political voice of Latino communities.
  • Puente Arizona. Works mainly in support of AZ’s immigrants, but involved with National campaigns as well.
  • Turning the Tide. Turning the Tide seeks to create a coordinated network of community organizations to build power in our communities in order to turn the tide against criminalization.