Bustle: ‘Living Undocumented’ Shows What It’s Like To Live In Fear Of Deportation

Immigration policy has preoccupied the national consciousness since 2016, when Donald Trump was elected on the promise to build a wall. The dilemma posed to the producers of Netflix’s Living Undocumented, then, was how to make a compelling, critical show about a story America’s been watching unfold for years. What’s left to say?

For co-director and executive producer Aaron Saidman (Leah Remini: Scientology and the AftermathFree Meek), the answer lied in one man’s story. A colleague showed Saidman and his producing partner footage of a chef who’d been living and working in the United States for 20 years. He was on the way to a culinary event in Los Angeles when ICE suddenly detained him.

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