Based on over 700 interviews in Mexican towns where about half the population has left to work in the U.S., and explores why so many Mexicans come to the U.S. and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind.
Carlos Galindo always dreamed of a better life for his wife and newborn son when he crossed the border into the U.S. But when his wife left him, Carlos's only goal became to make sure his son Luis was given the opportunities he never had. Nominated for Academy Award.
For guidance northward, illegal immigrants from Latin America frequently enlist mercenary escorts known as “coyotes.” This program examines one such charming and unseemly figure and the three Guatemalans who have placed their trust in him.
Produced for the U.S. Department of State by the Center for Applied Linguistics. Designed to assist refugees and refugee providers in learning about adjustment of refugee families and refugee youth to their new lives in the United States. Topics include family adjustment, discipline, school life, home life, and learning English.