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Mexico Antiguo Mexico Antiguo
Modern Mexico City Modern Mexico City                                                                                                                                                                                                                   


Postville interpreter pushes for immigration reform

The Shame of Postville, Iowa

Former Manager of Iowa Slaughterhouse Is Acquitted of Labor Charges

City in Nebraska Torn as Immigration Vote Nears

Immigration, Citizenhip and Law. A panel discussion presented by the Center for Immigration Research and the Sociology Students Association.


In the Shadow of the Raid

In the Shadow of the Raid

When the US government stormed a Kosher meat packing plant in the American heartland, arresting nearly 400 undocumented workers, a Guatemalan village wept. The biggest immigration raid in US history severed an economic lifeline to one of the poorest corners of the Western Hemisphere while pushing an Iowa farm town to the brink of collapse. This documentary film exposes this event and its aftermath. The Center for the Americas brought directors Greg Brosnan and Jennifer Szymaszek to speak about their film, and about the situation as they have continued to follow it, both in Postville, Iowa, and in Guatemala.

The Center for the Americas will continue to bring documentaries relating to immigration and social justice. We will post announcement of the viit.

Erik Camayd-Freixas, "Interpreting after the Largest ICE Raid in US History: A Personal Account." (PDF)



Presunto Culpable Presunto Culpable
When Worlds Collide When Worlds Collide: The Untold Story of the Americas After Columbus. PBS

Travel from Machu Picchu in Peru, to the Mayan cities of Central America, and the Alhambra in Granada, Spain, to discover how the collision of two sophisticated worlds created an entirely new culture.