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Documentary Film to Spark Discussion About Immigration

Published on October 28, 2011

A film depicting troubling consequences of immigration law will be shown Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in Susquehanna University’s Isaacs Auditorium, located in Seibert Hall. Filmmaker Luis Argueta will conduct a discussion about “AbUSed: The Postville Raid” after the screening. The event is free and open to the public.

“AbUSed” is a documentary that describes one of the largest and most expensive Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids in U.S. history. By weaving together the personal stories of the individuals, the families and the Iowa town directly affected by the events of May 12, 2008, the film presents the human face of immigration reform and serves as a cautionary tale against abuses of Constitutional rights.

“The film should be of interest to all citizens and residents concerned about the migration of undocumented workers to the United States,” said Shari Jacobson, associate professor of anthropology and legal studies coordinator at Susquehanna.

The discussion with Argueta will be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions and share thoughts about the film or other issues related to immigration.

The screening is sponsored by Susquehanna’s departments of Sociology and Anthropology, and Political Science; The Arlin M. Adams Center for Law and Society; the Office of the Chaplain; the University Theme Committee; and several interdisciplinary programs, including diversity studies, legal studies and international studies.


Karen M. Jones


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