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Las Abogadas: Attorneys on the Front Lines of the Migrant Crisis

Directed by: Victoria Bruce
Duration: 92 minutes
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Las Abogadas: Attorneys on the Front Lines of the Migrant Crisis
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For four extraordinary women who practice immigration law, the refugee crisis is a call to action they can't ignore.
Las Abogadas follows four immigration attorneys over a multi-year odyssey beginning in 2018 as the U.S. government under President Trump upends every law to protect those fleeing from violence and war – and into 2021 when things fail to get better (and in some ways get worse) under President Biden. We watch the valiant efforts of our protagonists: Rebecca Eichler setting up a legal clinic in a Volkswagen van in the middle of 5,000 desperate migrants; Charlene D’Cruz forcing border guards to follow the law and accept three disabled children into U.S. custody; Mulu Alemayehu crossing the border to counsel African migrants stuck in Tijuana; Jodi Goodwin giving legal advice in the brutally hot Mexican sun to families desperate to see American soil. We watch our subjects’ arduous journeys to try and overcome a broken system, and we follow the stories of the migrants who they work frantically to try and help.
Content Warnings: Mild Language
Genres: Documentary and Reality
Studio: Boom Boom Media
Producers: Laura Seltzer-Duny
From: US
Produced In: MX, US
Writers: Victoria Bruce
Lead Actors: Rebecca EichlerJodi GoodwinCharlene D'CruzMulu Alemayehu

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