FRONTLINE/World Guatemala: A Tale of Two Villages

I Just finished watching this amazing documentary exploring the fallout from one recent ICE raid in Iowa on the apprehended immigration workers' places of origin.


Back in Massachusetts suburbs where I grew up, there was one guy who helped a number of Brazilian families relocate from Brazil, finding jobs and housing in the States for people who spoke little English and would otherwise have few connections to rely upon. The process was a word-of-mouth, almost peer-to-peer underground railroad that resulted in a small settlement of people from a single Brazilian town, relocated together in states, living as family and working as co-workers.

As this Frontline episode shows, similar circumstances can spell disaster halfway across the globe when an immigration raid takes place.

In the words of Documentarian Greg Brosnan:

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