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Peter Rothberg

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'Illegal'

Can you imagine having to deal with this in high-school?

 

 

Illegal, an independent documentary film financed by Houston philanthropist Curry Glassell, captures the plight of four undocumented students who through no fault of their own find themselves in a dead-end situation because of their migratory status. Eddy, Eric, Leti and Mario were brought to the United States by their parents as children and interviews with these children, human rights activists, policymakers, nonprofit leaders, educators and members of the clergy help personalize the debate over illegal immigration and underscore the importance of full immigration reform, beginning with the Dream Act.

Though an important step was taken with President Obama's recent order to halt the deportations of some young undocumented residents, what’s necessary is a law that provides a path to full citizenship for these young people.

Watch and share this beautiful and poignant video with your friends, family and Twitter and Facebook communities and learn how to help undocumented immigrants obtain legal rights.

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