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Like Lupe, Maura and María, many other immigrant women around America struggle to make a better life for themselves by working in garment factories with low pay and unsafe working conditions. POV asked activists and policymakers in the fields of immigration and labor to comment on the film, and on the opportunities and setbacks that immigrants encounter in America.

Bill Richardson

Bill RichardsonImmigration — 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.

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Made in L.A . is a breathtaking and deeply touching depiction of the human cost of our immigration crisis”

— Congressman Luis Gutierrez (IL)

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