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State of Migration

An Undocumented Student's Journey to Becoming a Lawyer

May 13, 2016 | 10 videos
Video by Talking Eyes

Marisol Conde-Hernandez is a law student at Rutgers University-Newark who has been vocal and active among undocumented youth in New Jersey. In the second of a three-part series titled American Sueño (watch the first film here), the cameras follow Conde-Hernandez as she leaves home for the first time for a summer fellowship at Harvard University. The film is an intimate portrait of Conde-Hernandez’s journey as she juggles multitudes: 60-hour work weeks, fellowships, coursework, financial stress, and the pressure of a precarious immigration status.

This film appears in the second issue of Newest Americans, a collaboration between Rutgers University-Newark, Talking Eyes, and VII Photo centered around America's changing demographics. More information can be found on the Facebook page and Twitter account. This short film is part of an ongoing series on The Atlantic from Talking Eyes Media about movement, location, and identity called State of Migration.

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Author: Nadine Ajaka

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An ongoing series from Newest Americans about movement, location and identity