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Independent Lens

Abandoned: The Betrayal of America's Immigrants (#303)

Produced and directed by David Belle, this program shows the results of the most recent wave of anti-immigrant sentiment in the United States. New immigration laws passed in 1996 by the U.S. Congress are causing thousands of families to be torn apart as loved ones are sent back to countries where they have not lived since they were infants. Through the poignant personal stories of immigrants, the program depicts a cross-section of lives changed forever. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: This acclaimed Emmy Award-winning anthology series features documentaries and a limited number of fiction films united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement and unflinching visions of their independent producers. INDEPENDENT LENS features unforgettable stories about a unique individual, community or moment in history. The series is supported by interactive companion Web sites and national publicity and community engagement campaigns.

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