- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 50 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 26, 2008
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: A&E Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
The Immigration and Naturalization Service is responsible for handling thousands of people seeking residency in the United States, but the government agency has an ugly reputation as a haven of cruelty and incompetence. AMERICAN DREAM, AMERICAN NIGHTMARE reveals the poor treatment many legal immigrants suffer at the hands of the INS, offering first-hand accounts from the victims themselves.
Description by New Video Group:
Looks at how the Immigration and Naturalization Service has destroyed lives and ruined families. We'll present dramatic examples of immigrants, including legal permanent residents, who have suffered mistreatment and bureaucratic ineptitude at the hands of the INS. And, we'll spotlight how the INS has indefinitely imprisoned detainees, jailed others for petty crimes, and subjected immigrants to worse treatment than they suffered in their native lands.