Al Jazeera America doc examines immigration debate

Al Jazeera America has made an intriguing new documentary series, “Borderland,” that tries to put Americans in the shoes of immigrants.

The documentary follows six Americans who retrace the steps of undocumented immigrants who died while attempting to cross the border into the U.S.

In this trailer, Alex, a liberal artist from New York, and Randy, a conservative Marine Corp. veteran from Illinois, follow in the steps of a woman who crossed the border. They have opposing political viewpoints but learning up close what undocumented immigrants face may change their minds.

The fourt-part documentary, with the feel of a reality series, airs this month on Al Jazeera America. It aims to be a conversation starter about the immigration debate. I plan to watch and weigh in on whether it sheds light on the immigration issue.


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