9500 Liberty

Byler, Eric; Park, Annabel

Year Published:  2009  
Resource Type:  Film
Cx Number:  CX16886

Prince William County, Virginia becomes ground zero in America's explosive battle over immigration policy when elected officials adopt a law requiring police officers to question people they have "probable cause" to suspect are undocumented immigrants.

Abstract:  Racial tension and threats of violence erupt when Prince William County, Virginia adopts an Arizona-style immigration law requiring the police to question people who 'appear to be' undocumented immigrants. Supporters of the law ride a wave of hysteria to an election victory. But many reconsider when the local economy feels the impact of a sudden exodus of workers, consumers, and business owners. Despite fears of reprisal, a group of concerned citizens launches a "virtual resistance" using social media, setting up a final showdown with the law's ferocious advocates. 81 mins.
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