The Other Side of Immigration

The other side of immigration

By David Johanssen

Why do so many Mexicans and Central Americans come to the US, and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind? There are real people behind the slogans and ideological labels in today’s immigration debate. The US currently has an immigration policy that does nothing to address the factors that trigger and perpetuate undocumented immigration. The argument for a worker’s program in the US is that it would generate new tax revenue, satisfy demand for low-skilled labor, help keep tabs on who is crossing the border, and bring hardworking people out of the shadows, giving them the rights they deserve as human beings.

Live Concert
Joan Sibila: Álbum Rosa
Sat, Jun 6, 7:30pm
150 pesos
Documentary and Discussion
The Other Side of Immigration
Sun, Jun 7, 5pm
50 pesos
Live Theater
Greater Tuna
Thu, Jun 11, 7pm
Fri, Jun 12, 7pm
Sat, Jun 13, 7pm
180 pesos (in English)

Shelter Theater
Vicente Guerrero 4
154 7524

Sunday, June 7, at 5pm, Shelter presents a documentary and discussion on The Other Side of Immigration. Through an approach that is both subtle and thought provoking, filmmaker Roy Germano provides a perspective on undocumented immigration rarely witnessed by American eyes, challenging audiences to imagine more creative and effective solutions to the problem. “The Other Side of Immigration does more than any other work to give people otherwise disparaged as illegal a human face,” said Douglas S. Massey of Princeton University. 50 pesos.

Saturday, June 6, at 7:30pm, is Joan Sibila: Álbum Rosa. Live and in concert, Joan Sibila presents her Álbum Rosa as a careful selection of 11 subjects of her authorship. The central theme of this album is the song “Water Worth More,” which is a “report” on the current implied devastation of surface mining. 150 pesos.

Greater Tuna! live theater opening in San Miguel on June 11 at 7 pm. Greater Tuna is a comedy about the third-smallest town in Texas. Picking up the roles here in San Miguel are Tracy Parks and Chaz Weathers; the two actors play a total of 20 characters—men, women and animals—with 42 costume changes. Runs June 11-14 and June 18-21; Thursday-Saturday at 7 pm and Sundays at 5pm. Tickets for this show have already starting selling swiftly so make your reservations now at Shelter Theater or online! 180 pesos. (In English.)

Shelter Theater is part of the Shelter VG4 Cultural Center, located at Vicente Guerrero 4, a 10-minute walk from the Jardín. Telephone 154 7524 or visit to see upcoming films and events. Taxi concierge service available to/from Teatro Shelter.


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