Undocumented Immigrants Share Their Stories
- Published on: 7/12/2019
- Undocumented immigrants who are released from ICE detention centers often have nowhere to go. When this happens near Oakland, California, Pastor Gomez gets notified through the small community of Guatemalan immigrants that has formed around the church that he leads. Gomez, who moonlights as a local motel manager, rents a room for the migrants at the motel at his own expense. There, they are given at least one night of comfortable rest before continuing their transition. “When they get here, I tell them to forget the past—all the suffering along the journey,” says Gomez. Read more: https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/593887/room-140/
"Room 140" was directed by Priscilla Gonzalez Sainz (http://www.priscillagonzalezsainz.com). It is part of The Atlantic Selects, an online showcase of short documentaries from independent creators, curated by The Atlantic.
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