From Rory Ahern:
VBS.tv is currently running a video series that I thought your readers might be interested in. We all know that illegal immigration is a gigantic ticking time bomb issue here in the States. There are no easy answers to the problem and at VBS.tv we were not interested in trying to give em. What we were interested in and what we think has been lost in the hysteria, are the humans behind the issue. Whether they be pro or con immigration or just a bystander to it, we wanted to hear their take.
So we want out to LA, the flash point for illegal immigration, to put a face to the issue not to water down the complexities or come up with some easy peasy answer that does not exist. You may not agree with what the characters have to say, but you do get to at least hear their point of view, minus all the yelling and shouting.
Here are the list of characters in this tale:
Jim Gilchrist - Founder and President of the Minuetmen Project - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Gilchrist
Walter Wheeler - One of the founders of the Crips gang and now outspoken anti immigrant activist
Dov Charney - CEO of American Apparel - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dov_Charney
Oscar, Kiko, Sesai, Eddy, Johnson + friends - A group of young illegal immigrant skater kids from South Central LA
Illegal LA on VBS.tv
Part 1 - 5 are up now on VBS.tv - http://www.vbs.tv/video.php?id=1606785959
To follow the series, see photos and other info check out the Illegal LA showpage: http://www.vbs.tv/shows/illegal-la/the-immigration-plight-in-los-angeles/
Thanks for watching, love to know what you think,
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