America's Family

America's Family

Posted 18 months ago



When ICE officers maneuver into the Diaz family home on Thanksgiving, mother Marisol is arrested and detained, eldest son Koke is deported to Mexico and father Jorge flees to a synagogue for protective sanctuary. The two American born children left intact; freshman attorney Emiliano and his differently-abled sister Valentina, scramble to do whatever they can to reunite their family while the undocumented family members do whatever they can to get home. While each family member fights to be together, they also contend with police brutality, racism, and overcoming personal limitations, unearthing an overriding commitment to family and finding strength in one another.

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Change the Narrative of a World Confronting Inequality

A Family United Will Never be Defeated

As the country enters a time of rebellion, revolution and rebirth, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA,) in collaboration with production company Mixed Operations, proudly resumes production of America’s Family; the story of a multiracial, multiethnic immigrant family in the fight to stay together.

With your support, our production can draw new audiences to the Immigrant Rights Movement, have an impact on the most critical election of our time, and work in tandem with educational resources that directly support diverse, mixed status families and deportees.

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See CHIRLA’s second short film America; I Too starring Academy Award nominee Barkhad Abdi FREE for a limited time:


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