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Season 3 Episode 3

Abandoned: The Betrayal of America's Immigrants

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Sep 21, 2001 on PBS
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Abandoned: The Betrayal of America's Immigrants
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An expose of the 1996 immigration law, "Abandoned" examines the wave of anti-immigration sentiment sweeping the nation. Legal American residents are being deported to countries they barely know or are being detained in prison. If they are deported, they are sent to countries they barely know. Political asylum seekers are held in prison and find their dreams are put on hold while the prisons profit from their detention.moreless
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