Read Film takes a broad look at illegal immigration, written by the Chronicle’s Curt Prendergast and published in the Nogales International:
“A new immigration documentary featuring Nogales is now playing at the Oasis Cinema.
The documentary presents immigration and border issues in a relatively non-partisan light, a rare approach in the volatile national immigration debate. Instead of demonizing immigrants or vilifying anti-illegal immigration advocates, it threads the needle to show the human side of immigrants, unemployed American workers, and those that speak on their behalf.
The creator of “They Come to America,” Dennis Lynch, traveled from his hometown of New York City to Nogales in November 2010 to capture the immigration situation on the border.
“When we got to Nogales the first thing we saw was the McDonald’s and the thriving commerce. Everything was so normal,” said Lynch in a phone interview. “As we drove away from Nogales, we began to see why people are complaining about there being no border security.” [Read more]