'Immigration Nation': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's ICE docuseries

'Immigration Nation': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix's ICE docuseries

In 2017, the filmmakers began to spend three years following people on all sides of the immigration crisis, from families separated at the border, migrant workers, and refugees to lawyers and activists. They were given surprising access to ICE (Immigrations and Customs Enforcement), interviewing officers, filming inside detention centers and even riding along on raids. Netflix's newest offering, 'Immigration Nation', gives viewers access to that footage.

The docuseries give us an inside look into one of the most controversial tenets of Donald Trump's administration which has been criticized for its handling of the immigrant crisis and separating families at the border. Read on to find out more details about the upcoming release.

Release date

'Immigration Nation' will be available to stream on Netflix on Monday, August 3, at 12 am PST.


In the groundbreaking six-part documentary series 'Immigration Nation', acclaimed filmmaking team Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau offer an unprecedented look at the processes, pitfalls and pain of immigration in America. Shot over the course of three years, Schwarz and Clusiau capture the daily workings of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, activists, lawmakers, attorneys, and a wide swath of undocumented immigrants, from desperate recent arrivals to longtime residents to deported US military combat veterans.

With an unrelenting flow of migrant workers continuing across the US border, the pressure on ICE to enforce the administration’s zero-tolerance policies puts immigrants in the crosshairs. But how do we fix a system that seems beyond repair? How do we apply common sense to something that’s evolved from one of humanitarian concern to an us-versus-them political flashpoint? Has the story of America — the one that inspired our own immigrant relatives to risk death for a better life — been rewritten so broadly that the “land of the free” is a luxury afforded now only to a few? As ineffective deterrence and militarized tactics continue, 'Immigration Nation' provides an urgent, unbiased portrait of a country in crisis; one that demands unflinching attention and action.


'Immigration Nation' was filmed by Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau. Schwarz is an Israeli documentary film director, cinematographer and award-winning photojournalist known for 'Narco Cultura'. He is also known for 'Trophy', 'Aida's Secrets', and 'Southern Rites'. Clusiau is a documentary filmmaker, cinematographer and photojournalist based in Brooklyn, New York. She is known for her work in 'Trophy', 'Aida's Secrets' and 'Jackson'.



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