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I Am an Undocumented Immigrant

Aug 25, 2014 | 569 videos
Video by Pang Tubhirun

In this short documentary, filmmaker Pang Tubhirun explores the role of "deferred action" for people like herself, who were brought to the United States as children and live in the country illegally. (Under President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals order, eligible immigrants—commonly known as "DREAMers"—are granted employment authorization and temporary reprieves from deportation.) An extended interview with Tubhirun is linked below, where she discusses her undocumented life, her fears about making the film, and what she'll do if she is deported.

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Author: Chris Heller


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