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A Good Movie for a Rainy Day

October 5, 2009

I seem to hear from more people each day who were deeply touched by the movie “The Visitor,” a film that follows a college professor on his journey as he meets a young immigrant couple and learns first-hand the impenetrable nature of the immigration detention system. This fictionalized account does a good job exploring the emotional experience that many families go through when their loved ones are detained and deported.

Matt and Rachael and I have each watched it, and just the other day my aunt was going on and on about it, and today – if that’s not already endorsement enough for you – the clerk of FCNL’s field committee also spoke highly of the film. I hope you’ll take the time to watch it and share it with your friends and family.

For more information about the current U.S. immigration detention system, visit “Immigration: It’s Our Community” where on Friday I’ll be starting a six-part blog series examining different aspects of detention and exploring possibilities for humane reforms.

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