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Illegal

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A devastating film depicting the consequences of the "Zero Tolerance" policy as it was applied by the Trump Administration against migrant families at the border. Directed by Jesus Nebot.
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Listen, the practice of breaking up families is not America's
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fault.
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It's the immigrant's fault.
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If you're here illegally, guess what?
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Your family is at risk of being broken up because that is what
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happens in a law abiding society.
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Yeah, I agree.
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But some people would argue that it's not Christian like to
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have, hold on, hold on, hold on.
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It is actually very biblical to enforce the law repeated throughout
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the Bible.
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The policy was meant to deter immigrants from breaking the
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law.
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So what you do is you separate the Children, you have their
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parents be prosecuted and serve their sentence and then you
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throw them all out so they never come back.
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And by the way, we're not getting the top of the line at you on
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people coming over this border.
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We're getting criminals.
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I mean, total your hands.
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It's not on this show him and happy.
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You know, it's on your feet.
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If you're happy, your feet, you're happy and you know, sorry
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clap your hands.
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Keep it loud.
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Why you slowing down?
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A policeman just wants to talk to mommy, honey.
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Yes.
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Are we in trouble?
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No, no, of course not.
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No, it'll be over in a second.
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I promise.
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Hi there.
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Could you please turn off your music code?
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P 45.
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Right to the, do you know why I'm stopping you?
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Oh, no, with us beating 52 miles an hour on a 40 zone.
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Uh, I'm sorry, I, I didn't notice it.
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We're late for a birthday party and I guess I just got distracted
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by the speed for a moment.
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License and insurance, please.
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Yeah, sure.
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Listen, I didn't see any of those speed limit signs.
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So is it you just let us go with a warning?
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I promise.
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I'm not gonna speed again.
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Your insurance expired last month, ma'am.
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Well, that's weird.
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I paid the renewal.
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I just guess I forgot to put it in the car.
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Can you please step out of the car?
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Uh What for I'm just following procedures.
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Step out of the car, ma'am.
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But why, what did I do?
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You were driving over the speed limit with a child on board
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and expired insurance?
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Step out of the car.
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Are you serious?
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You're treating me like I'm a criminal.
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Couldn't you focus your attention on real criminals?
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Like all the illegal aliens in this area?
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Ice is doing that but they're no more criminal than you are
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What illegal entry is also a misdemeanor just like your speeding
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violation today.
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Oh, no, no, this is wrong.
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What would be wrong is for us not to enforce the law equally
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step out of the car and nap.
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You call for backup.
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What the hell is going on?
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An you better step out of the car right now unless you want me
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to do it by force.
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Mommy, what's happening?
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It's ok, sweetheart.
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You just stay in the car.
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Ok?
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You any help?
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I got it.
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Put your hands on the car.
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I need to pat you down.
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Are you carrying any weapons or shop objects?
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No.
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God, this is crazy.
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Spread your legs.
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Are you detaining me?
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Yes, I am.
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It's part of our zero tolerance policy against our lawbreakers
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chance behind your back.
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00, so now you're treating me as if I'm an illegal, you are an
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illegal, an illegal driver.
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It's not the first time you've been caught speeding.
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I checked your record.
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Ok.
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Speeding is not the same as those illegals crossing the border
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No, it's not.
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You're breaking the law to save a few minutes.
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They're breaking the law to save their lives.
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Who's the child?
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She's my daughter.
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You have her birth certificate as proof.
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No, not right now.
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Just make sure that somebody brings that to court.
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Ok, I'll take care of her now.
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Wait, what do you mean?
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What is your name?
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Ok, I need to take you with me.
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Ok, my mom now later right here.
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Right here, baby.
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Wait.
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No.
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Where are you taking her, please?
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Please don't do that.
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She'll be fine.
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Ok, it'll all be here.
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No, no.
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Where is he taking her you can't take her, she's five years
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old.
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She look I can go home, I'll get that birth certificate if that's
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what you need to see.
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She can't take me being detained for breaking the law.
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Alright, let me go.
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Why did you have to take her away?
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Because Children cannot be held at an adult detention center
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You must go to court before you're given a chance to reunite
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with your daughter.
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No, let's go.
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Well, when will that be?
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I don't know, maybe a month, a month.
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Well, we're processing a lot of illegal drivers right now
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So there is a back.
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No, no, no, please.
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Let's go see my daughter.
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She's my baby.
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Oh my God.
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Mom is right here.
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I know God, please.
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Oh, no, my daughter.
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Come on please.
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She's my baby.
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You can, you, we all love.
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No, no, please, please.
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I, I call someone, I gotta call me this.
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We're gonna Yeah, I was just, we, I wish we know I'm doing another
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ride.
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I'm not, I'm not a girl.
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This is not fair.
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This is not fair.