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.

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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