Immigration -- under any guise -- is one of the defining issues of our age. With Made in L.A., Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar show in vivid detail that, at a fundamental level, this is not simply an issue of competitive intermingling of people, but that it is also an issue of the assault on universal human dignity in the face of enormous global economic pressures. Ultimately though, they show that despite the political or economic vices twisting down upon the planet, the elementary human spirit remains the most powerful force at work.
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Bill Richardson has been the governor of New Mexico since 2003. Previous to that, he served as a U.S. Representative, Ambassador to the United Nations, and as the U.S. Secretary of Energy.