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The inspirational journey of a group of children who travel from the US to Guatemala to meet their grandparents for the first time.
ABRAZOS tells the story of the transformational journey of a group of U.S. citizen children who travel 3,000 miles, from Minnesota to Guatemala, to  meet their grandparents for the first time.
ABRAZOS tells the story of the transformational journey of a group of U.S. citizen children who travel 3,000 miles, from Minnesota to Guatemala, to  meet their grandparents for the first time.
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ABRAZOS in the Midwest!

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(Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta Middle School, Waterloo, IA​)

ABRAZOS from the Heartland!

I am writing you from the road where we are in the middle of the first full leg of the Outreach Tour for my film ABRAZOS, the second one or the immigration trilogy. During March I am in Iowa and Michigan with many other stops along the way this spring. If you are in my neck of the woods I hope you will join me and be a part of the conversation about immigrants, identity, and family. (Please see the full schedule below.)

ABRAZOS tells the transformational journey of a group of U.S. citizen children, sons and daughters of unauthorized migrants, who travel from Minnesota to Guatemala to meet their grandparents – an in some cases siblings – for the first time. There are 4.5 million other U.S. citizen children who, like them, have at least one undocumented parent and are part of mixed-status families, this is the story of 14 of them.

I am excited to add a new date to the schedule. Thanks to Iowa Catholic Conference and Representative Charles Isenhart, ABRAZOS will be shown at:

Iowa State Capitol

East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA

Room 19

Thursday March 12th. 8 – 9 a.m.

Thank you to all who have supported the film and continue to get the word out about our tour.

Luis Argueta

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