Fighting to be with the People You Love
In 2016, William Diaz Castro was arrested at his home in New Orleans by ICE agents who were looking for someone else. He was charged with “illegal reentry” because he had been deported to Guatemala before. But this time, William’s wife Linda and their son witnessed the traumatic arrest. William is a leader with the Congreso de Jornaleros/Congress of Day Laborers, an organization of immigrant workers founded by day laborers who helped rebuild the city after Hurricane Katrina, and drove a grassroots campaign for his release from inside the detention center.
New Orleans activists raise heat on raising wages
When Tanya Harrell speaks, her easy-going New Orleans accent is strong. She was raised by both of her grandparents in the New Orleans metropolitan area. Her family hailed from the Saint Thomas Housing Development, one of the oldest public housing projects in New Orleans, but she and her grandmother share a home in Gretna. Harrell tries her best to keep them afloat. She’s 21, courteous, composed and confident when she reflects on her life and work.
Deadly Divide: Migrant Death on the Border
Over 6,000 migrant deaths were recorded on the U.S. side of the border with Mexico between 1998 and 2013. The true number of deaths is likely higher, and thousands of families never hear from their loved ones again. This documentary travels to the desert ranch lands of Brooks County and the border town of Reynosa, Tamaulipas to introduce us to the human cost of "prevention through deterrence," a border enforcement strategy introduced during the Clinton administration.