2011 | Immigration


Synopsis When Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided a 7-Eleven in Baltimore, they arrested dozens of bystanders on the grounds of alleged immigration violations. “Alienation” follows the story of two families swept up in the 2007 raid and examines current controversies in immigration law and policy in the United States.

Interviewees Muneer Ahmad, Sebastian Amar, Marvin Cheatham, “Ernesto”, Lucas Guttentag, “Pilar”, “Saul”, and Michael Wishnie

Filmmakers Megan Corrarino, Nate Freeman, Sharanya Kannikannan, Valarie Kaur, and Sharat Raju (Directors, Producers, and Writers)

Production Team Joe Friedman (Cinematographer); Sanjeev Brar, Sagar Jethani, Eric Santiestevan, and Gil Talmi (Music); Sanjeev Brar (Post-Production Sound); Jennifer Bennett, Nicholas Bramble, Kevin Jiang, Stephanie Keene, Rebecca Wexler, and Charles Vogl (Associate Producers)

Scholarship A Rage Shared by Law: Post-September 11 Racial Violence as Crimes of PassionInterpreting Communities: Lawyering Across Language DifferenceHow Racial Profiling in America Became the Law of the Land: United States v. Brignoni-Ponce and Whren v. United States and the Need for Truly Rebellious LawyeringThe Case Against Race Profiling in Immigration EnforcementImmigrants and the Right to PetitionLaboratories of Bigotry? Devolution of the Immigration Power, Equal Protection, and FederalismState and Local Police Enforcement of Immigration LawsIntroduction– The Border Crossed Us: Current Issues in Immigrant Labor.

Advocacy Detention Watch Network; Rights Working Group; CASA de Maryland

Running Time 17:00

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