Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal
by Aviva Chomsky
Exploration of what it means to be undocumented in a legal, social, economic, and historical context. A powerful testament of the complex, contradictory, and ever-shifting nature of status in America.
by Sonia Nazario
A true story from award-winning journalist Sonia Nazario recounts the odyssey of a Honduran boy who braves hardship and peril to reach his mother in the United States.
American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures
by America Ferrera
Personal narratives from notable figures in contemporary American culture explore what it was like to grow up with deep and personal connections to more than one culture.
Separated: Inside an American Tragedy
by Jacob Soboroff
An examination of the origins and ramifications of the Trump administration’s “deliberate and systemic separation of thousands of migrant children from their parents”.
Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America
by Mae M. Ngai
This book traces the origins of the illegal alien in American law and society, explaining why and how illegal migration became the central problem in U.S. immigration policy—a process that profoundly shaped ideas and practices about citizenship, race, and state authority in the twentieth century.
Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League
by Dan-el Padilla Peralta
Personal narrative chronicling one man’s journey growing up undocumented in America.
World of Our Fathers: The Journey of the East European Jews to America and the Life They Found and Made
by Irving Howe, Morris Dickstein, Kenneth Libo
This book traces the story of Eastern Europe’s Jews to America over four decades.
Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life
by Roger Daniels
A look at immigration to the United States from the colonial era to the present.
Walls and Mirrors: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the Politics of Ethnicity
by David G. Gutiérrez
A look at the ways that continuous immigration from Mexico transformed—and continues to shape—the political, social, and cultural life of the American Southwest.
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
A powerful novel about a young Nigerian immigrant and her struggles with racism, relationships and identity in a new land.
The Barbarian Nurseries
by Héctor Tobar
A look at Southern California’s vast sunshiny sprawl of classes, languages, dreams, and ambitions told through the fictional story of Araceli and her white middle class employers.
produced and directed by IKARite Leanna Creel
A film about a mother and a daughter, caught in the grip of America’s unresolved immigration crisis, and the bold moves they take to stay together against all odds.