Undocumented Mexican Americans: Documentary Addresses an Election Issue

October 20, 2016

Beyond Borders: Undocumented Mexican Americans airs on THIRTEEN,  Saturday, October 22 at 1pm.

Beyond Borders: Undocumented Mexican Americans airs on THIRTEEN, Saturday, October 22 at 1pm.

It’s been the hot topic of numerous primary debates for both political parties and in the one-on-one presidential debates between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton: immigration reform, particularly as it relates to undocumented Mexican Americans. THIRTEEN viewers can go deeper into the issue through a look at lives that will be affected by the outcome of the election in a new documentary airing Saturday, October 22 at 1pm. Beyond Borders: Undocumented Mexican Americans examines the U.S. policy decisions that triggered the rise of undocumented immigration. It is deeply moving documentary program that explores the under-reported lives of Mexicans living and raising families in the United States.

The film carefully explains the history of the relationship between the two countries – Mexico and the United States of America – some of which may be unfamiliar to viewers. In telling the stories of several undocumented Mexican-Americans, Beyond Borders reveals the reasons why millions of Mexican workers have settled in the US over the past four decades instead of returning home. It also illuminates the remarkable networks that connect the film’s characters with the families they left behind, and the very real human impact of the anti-immigration backlash now sweeping the country.