Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Go See "Documented" by Jose Antonio Vargas

Last week, Pulitizer Prize winning writer Jose Antonio Vargas spoke about his new film “Documented” at UC Davis School of Law.  Last night, he held only his second screening of his new film in Sacramento.  I was fortunate enough to attend.  After Vargas introduced the film, the audience watched Documented, which tells Vargas’ very personal story about his travails as an undocumented person in the United States with “no line to wait in” for a lawful immigrant visa. One of the saddest parts of the story is that he has been separated from his mother, who still lives in the Philippines, for nearly 20 years.  My rating:  TWO THUMBS UP!

Among others, Sergio Garcia, the undocumented immigrant seeking admission to the California bar, also was in attendance. We sat next to each other at the movie and discussed, among other things, the recent arguments on his admission to the bar before the California Supreme Court.

I was honored to join Sergio Garcia, Jose Antonio Vargas, and other panelists in a discussion after the film about the issues of immigration law and policy that the film touched on.  



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