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Abandoned: The Betrayal of America's Immigrants (Long Version)

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School Bd/College/University DVD: $395

Subjects: Immigration, Law

Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 55 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2000
Available in French: No

Abandoned illustrates the most recent wave of anti-immigrant sentiment in the United States. Through a close look at the personal impact of new immigration laws, this film depicts the severity of current detention and deportation policies. Lives are changed forever, as legal residents find themselves being torn away from their American families and sent to countries they barely know. For political asylum seekers, dreams are put on hold, as they are kept for years in county jails that profit from their incarceration.

Awards: Bronze Plaque, Columbus International Film Festival; Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award

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