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New short film follows Postville deportees home and their continuing struggle to survive

New short film follows Postville deportees home and their continuing struggle to survive

LatinaLista — One of the Guatemalan immigrants, Willian Toj, who was apprehended and deported in May 2008 from Postville, Iowa wasn’t just working illegally in the United States at the meatpacking plant to send money back home — he was working to literally save the life of his mother.
Toj’s story is but one of the heartbreaking tales profiled in the PBS-released film Guatemala: A Tale of Two Villages: U.S. immigration raid leaves lasting mark.
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Alejandra Zamora suffers from Alzheimer’s. Her daughter Rosita stopped sending her money after she was arrested in the Postville raid.
(PHOTO: Jennifer Szymaszek.)

Mexico-City-based multimedia journalists Greg Brosnan and Jennifer Szymaszek looked at Postville, Iowa, El Rosario and San Jose Calderas, Guatemala, three towns devastated by the ICE immigration raid in Postville.

Greg Brosnan and Jennifer Szymaszek are a multimedia production team based in Mexico City. The couple are freelance video producers for The New York Times.
Through their camera lenses, we see the extreme poverty and dire health issues that the families in Guatemala are suffering, along with, the suffering of the people left behind in Postville — both undocumented immigrants and American citizens.
It is a haunting 15-minute video that should be required watching of everyone in Congress who will decide comprehensive immigration reform.
The good news is that the video is available to watch online.

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