In addition to general information about the film, this site includes a very helpful set of links to related resources.
This policy organization provides policy briefs and tracks legislation related to immigrants and immigration, including the Dream Act.
American Civil Liberties Union
The ACLU tracks and responds to anti-immigration legislation. The website also includes a “myths and facts” resource about current immigrants.
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
This support organization for undocumented students pursuing college and citizenship offers a wide range of resources for students, parents, and educators.
National Immigration Law Center
The National Immigration Law Center advances the rights of low-income immigrants and their families, including offering toolkits that communities can use to take action.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
This government agency is tasked with enforcing immigration policy and detaining undocumented immigrants.
Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Mexican Immigration in an Era of Economic Integration. (Douglas S. Massey, Jorge Durand and Nolan J. Malone. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2003.) A historical and theoretical look at U.S. border enforcement with Mexico with suggestions on how to fix the dysfunctional system while allowing labor migration and promotion of economic development with Mexico.
Information About Immigrants
Fronteras News Desk
This project of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting aggregates multimedia reports from top-notch journalists across the U.S. borderlands covering immigration issues.
Pew Hispanic Center
The Pew Hispanic Center chronicles the experience of Latino immigrants in the United States, including current statistical research.
Migration Policy Institute
This website serves as a resource for global immigration facts and articles on immigration policy, as well as providing a great set of links to relevant government and non-government agencies, organizations, departments, and journals.
Enrique’s Journey. (Sonia Nazario. New York: Random House, 2007.) In this astonishing true story, award-winning journalist Nazario recounts the true story of a Honduran boy trying to re-unite with his mother who left for work in the U.S. many years earlier.
Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America. (Helen Thorpe. New York: Scribner, 2011.) The story of four high school students who are being raised by undocumented parents in Denver, CO, and how their mixed immigration status is tearing their lives apart as they try to pursue their American dream of attending college.
Immigration Myths Lesson by Teaching Tolerance
This website provides a simple lesson to deconstruct common myths about immigrants.
This multimedia project was started by undocumented journalist Jose Antonio Vargas.