Articles and Videos

 

Online articles and reports

Immigration: Myths and Facts (updated 2016)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 
https://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/documents/files/022851_mythsfacts_2016_report_final.pdf

New Americans in Oregon: The Political and Economic Power of Immigrants, Latinos, and Asians in the Beaver State (updated 2015)
American Immigration Council
http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/just-facts/new-americans-oregon

The Criminalization of Immigration in the United States (July 2015)
American Immigration Council
http://immigrationpolicy.org/special-reports/criminalization-immigration-united-states

The Contributions of New Americans in Oregon  (August 2016) 
New American Economy
http://www.renewoureconomy.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/nae-or-report.pdf 

Latinos in Oregon: Trends and Opportunities in a Changing State (August 2016)
The Oregon Community Foundation
http://www.oregoncf.org/Templates/media/files/reports/latinos_in_oregon_report_2016.pdf

 

Documentaries

The Other Side of Immigration (2009) written & directed by Roy Germano
55-minute documentary based on interviews with men and women in the Mexican countryside. The film explores why so many people leave small Mexican towns to work in the United States and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind. By understanding “the other side” of the story, we’ll begin to think about new and more creative ways that the U.S. and Mexican governments can work together to develop new solutions. http://www.theothersideofimmigration.com/faqs.html

The Graduates (2013) Part One: The Girls, Part Two: The Boys
The Graduates / Los Graduados explores pressing issues in education today through the eyes of six Latino and Latina students from across the United States. More than a survey of contemporary policy debates, the bilingual, two-part film offers first-hand perspectives on key challenges facing Latino high school students and their families, educators, and community leaders. It is the story of the graduates who will make up America’s future. http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/graduates/

Precious Knowledge (2012) by Ari Luis Palos & Eren Isabel McGinnis
Precious Knowledge interweaves the stories of students in the Mexican American Studies Program at Tucson High School. While 48 percent of Mexican American students currently drop out of high school, Tucson High’s Mexican American Studies Program has become a national model of educational success, with 100 percent of enrolled students graduating from high school and 85 percent going on to attend college. The filmmakers spent an entire year in the classroom filming this innovative social-justice curriculum, documenting the transformative impact on students who become engaged, informed, and active in their communities. http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/precious-knowledge/

Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America (2012)
Based on the groundbreaking book by award-winning journalist and Democracy Now! co-host Juan González, Harvest of Empire takes an unflinching look at the role that U.S. economic and military interests played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration that is transforming our nation’s cultural and economic landscape. http://harvestofempiremovie.com/

Latino Americans (2013)
Six-hour documentary series that chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S. http://www.pbs.org/latino-americans/en/

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