Sunday, April 10, 2005

Documentary videos April 14 at NYIC

On Thursday, April 14th at 6pm, the New York Immigration Coalition will screen two documentary videos, Whose Children Are These? and With Liberty and Justice For All. NYIC is at 275 Seventh Avenue, 9th Floor (between 25th and 26th Streets). RSVP to the NYIC to attend.

Whose Children are These? (approximately 30 minutes) provides a glimpse into the world of three Muslim youth whose lives are impacted by post-9/11 prejudice and discrimination by the federal government's Special Registration policy. The film tells the story of an honors student whose father was put into a detention center, a popular high school athlete who confronts pending deportation, and a youngster who finds a new life's calling to combat bias crimes in New York City as a youth activist.

With Liberty and Justice for All (approximately 30 minutes) follows the personal stories of two immigrants whose lives are dramatically affected by the 1996 immigration reform laws. One story involves a beloved father and husband who faces deportation because he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in the 1970s. The other profiles a young activist fleeing persecution and torture only to arrive in the U.S. where he is placed into detention.


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