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VIDEO: Watch the Story of a Historic Immigration Raid in Iowa

Overnight, in 2008, a court interpreter named Erik Camayd-Freixas made national news by reporting on grave miscarriages of justice after what was then the biggest and most famous immigration raid in modern history: Postville, Iowa.

Now a new documentary called America First: The Legacy of an Immigration Raid honors the larger picture of that story. It is a shocking tale. It is a moving film. Above all, America First it is a tribute to the power of documentaries to capture the moments that make the “other” into us. To show us that we are all human.

Camayd-Freixas is a hero to many interpreters! Congratulations to Univision. Don’t miss this film.


Article originally found in INTERSECT weekly update from August 3, 2018.

Related to: Interpreter/Translator News, Legal Interpreters

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