The Working Class
00:00 - 02:28
2m 28s

Parallels between Carlos and his mom's day, depicting the work they do (field work v.s. domestic help) and gender differences in the jobs available to them.


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Rosario is unjustly fired by her employer, portraying some of the struggles undocumented Americans go through dealing with job security or when trying to find a job.
Rosario learns that her son is on his way from Mexico to find her in America. She is fears for her son's life and the troubles he will face, so she weighs her options and concludes that she will leave her life in America to find him too.
The main character shows the dangers immigrants are willing to put themselves through to live a better life, such as risking their freedom to crossover to America.
Carlos has a part time job helping people get into America even if they do not have the proper paperwork. Mexican-Americans offer their services, but friction is displayed between the 2 cultures.
Rosario and Maya are heading to work on the bus. The morning radio broadcast gives insight about policies in the early 2000's that affected the lifestyles of undocumented immigrants, some that are still relevant today.