With the illegal immigration debate constantly in the headlines, it becomes increasingly difficult to determine what is true and what is fiction. Many wonder what kind of impact migrants have on the USA and what would impel individuals to take such drastic measures to leave their homeland and enter the USA illegally.
As the United States scrambles to find a solution to illegal immigration, Citizens* examines the conflict that arises between national responsibilities and the burgeoning awareness of a global citizenship.
Citizens* is a feature length documentary focused on the individuals behind illegal immigration. With a journalistic approach, Citizens* examines both the good and bad results inherently brought on by illegal immigration. Citizens* also explores the world of the undocumented migrant while deciphering what it truly means to be a citizen.
Gordon Hanson: Professor of Economics and Member, Board of Directors, Washington Office on Latin America
Shawn Moran: Vice President of the Border Patrol National Union
"Coyote/Pollero": An individual who participates in illegal human trafficking