The film tells the stories of young immigrants who moved to the United States illegally as children with their parents. This group is often referred to as "Dreamers" because of past legislation, called the Dream Act, that would have allowed them to get permanent residency in the United States if they went to college or served in the military.
The tech industry has generally stayed out of the more divisive issues in the immigration debate in Washington, such as the proposed path to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally, and focused on its long-time policy goal of securing more visas and green cards for highly skilled foreign workers. So far, the industry has been successful in securing these measures in legislation in both the House and Senate.
The invitation-only premiere for "Documented" is being sponsored by FWD.us and Vargas's immigration rights campaign Define American. The event will be attended by a diverse group of top Silicon Valley tech executives, Mexican day laborers and "Dreamers," according to the Chronicle.
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