Papers the movie is the story of undocumented youth and the challenges they face as they turn 18 without legal status.
There are approximately 2 million undocumented children who were born outside the U.S. and raised in this country. These are young people who were educated in American schools, hold American values, know only the U.S. as home and who, simply by turning 18, become “illegal” immigrants.
65,000 undocumented students graduate every year from high school without “papers” and the door to their future slams shut. It is against the law to work or drive. It is difficult, if not impossible in some states, to attend college. Currently, there is no path to citizenship for these young people.
View the (un)Documentary “Papers” at the University of Oregon on November 18th
Where: University of Oregon, Knight Law Center
1515 Agate Street, Room 175
When: Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Doors Open: 6:30pm
Film Starts: 7:00pm