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FRONTLINE; Go Back to Mexico


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Go Back to Mexico
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Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

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In 1992, an estimated 2.5 million illegal and 973,000 legal immigrants came to America. Correspondent William Langewiesche explores the growing fears about economic costs and long-term social and political disruption. Focusing on California's situation, the state with the largest population of illegal immigrants, the program looks at the state's sagging economy which has unleashed a fire storm of public and political pressure to crack down, making illegal immigration the largest issue in California's gubernatorial race.

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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Go Back to Mexico,” 06/06/1994, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9019FEB15E614F62A27EE9EE84960225.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Go Back to Mexico.” 06/06/1994. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9019FEB15E614F62A27EE9EE84960225>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Go Back to Mexico. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9019FEB15E614F62A27EE9EE84960225
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