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The Immigration Paradox takes a critical and in depth look at one of the most divisive issues in human global history-immigration. After encountering an immigrant crossing the Arizona desert, Emmy Award Winner and Filmmaker Lourdes Lee Vasquez set out to understand why people would risk their lives to come to the U.S. Her quest takes a shocking twist when she musters enough courage to cross the line at a protest and has an encounter with whom she believed was her enemy. From there on her journey, spanning 7 years searching for answers and solutions to this complex social issue, takes her and the audience to places never before considered in the immigration debate.

The Immigration Paradox is a feature length documentary that exposes the missing information to the immigration issue by interviewing an array of people from various backgrounds, which include economics, sociology, philosophy, history, policy, and activism. This documentary will move you beyond the villain or victim scenario, the heated rhetoric and sensationalism to reveal the bigger picture. No matter what your viewpoints or beliefs are regarding this deeply emotional issue; the information exposed in The Immigration Paradox will surely leave you shocked.

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Scott

Policies that intend to create subclasses of people to benefit those with power and influence is the very definition of oppression. It is something Americans espouse a strong opposition against-- at least in every other country in the world.
Intentionally excluding variables, such as ...Read more

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Nana Kwame Dua

great argumentative direction. it's a shame that it was so short.

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Udesh

one awesome thesis ! very informative and looks into multiple aspects finding the root causes. Bravo !

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Anonymous

Excellent overview of a credible thesis - that we stop diverting our energies towards victimising the victims of the same system that victimises us, and concentrate instead on the real culprit - commercial globalisation and it's ever-growing, all-consuming ethos of greed.

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Gizem

Great film, your efforts are much appreciated.

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Tom

Fascinating to watch this in the context of what is going on right now in US politics and around the world. I think it would be in everyone's interests for all people on both sides of the immigration argument to watch this.. Hope this film gets out there

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Lourdes

I was frustrated, sad, and angry seeing how much of our current argument with immigration has to do with misunderstandings and omission of information. I was tired of seeing talent, time, and energy wasted, as my community grew more and more divided and disconnected from each other.
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Anonymous

Dear Lourdes,
Your eye opening and well researched documentary taught me: 1) the power of people's fear to shape our thinking, 2) the power of Corporate money to control society and 3) the power of your wisdom and courage to think outside the (immigration) box. Congratulations and ...Read more

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Anonymous

Awesome, just awesome documentary. It doesn't try to sway your opinion, but rather provide you with deeper insight regarding the immigration debate.