Selena Gomez is stepping out of her music and acting career to produce a docuseries on the “courageous people” who are living illegally in the Unites States.
The former Disney Channel teen star is set to produce the Netflix series entitled “Living Undocumented,” which reportedly follows eight undocumented families as they try to “attain the American dream.”
“Living Undocumented is designed to illuminate one of the most important issues of our time,” co-director by Aaron Saidman said, according to Variety.
“But rather than discussing this issue with only statistics and policy debates, we wanted viewers to hear directly from the immigrants themselves, in their own words, with all the power and emotion that these stories reflect,” he added.
The series, which debuts on Netflix on October 2 according to Variety, focuses on the plight of illegal immigrants as they avoid deportation while evading U.S. laws.
“I chose to produce this series because over the past few years, the word immigrant has seemingly become a negative word,” Gomez said. “My hope is that the series can shed light on what it’s like to live in this country as an undocumented immigrant firsthand, from the courageous people who have chosen to share their stories.”
The stories of the families “range from harrowing to hopeful and illuminate and humanize the complex U.S. immigration system, while the families endure in their quest to pursue the American dream,” The Hollywood Reporter declared.
Of course, the series will likely ignore many facts as it touts the contributions of illegal immigrants to American society while demonizing the laws of the U.S. immigration system.
In fact, a Fox News report earlier this year said that the majority of illegal immigrants in the country right now are receiving taxpayer-funded government benefits.
According to Fox News:
A FAIR study in 2017 found illegal immigrants are a net consumer of taxpayer benefits worth more than $100 billion a year, not including the cost of enforcing the border.
While federal benefits are supposed to be off limits, in practice many are not. More than 25,000 undocumented workers receive subsidized housing, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Children receive free education and most qualify for English lessons and free school breakfast and lunch.
“The immigration issue is more complex than one administration, one law or the story you hear about on the news,” Gomez wrote in an Instagram post this week.
“These are real people in your community, your neighbors, your friends—they are all part of the country we call home. I can’t wait for you guys to see this and hope it impacts you like it impacted me,” Gomez, who also produced the series “13 Reasons Why” with Netflix, wrote.
No doubt the left will be eating up all the progressive propaganda this docuseries will be delivering but many Twitter users had a very different view.
no one said they weren’t human or of value. They broke federal law.
— nutz (@Nutzbuster) September 18, 2019
How compassionate. https://t.co/AXnyAEw87i
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) September 18, 2019
Will they show them crossing the border and running to the CA Welfare Office for the red carpet treatment? Let’s glorify illegal activities. Sends a great message. How about a show about legal immigrants? How to do things correctly? Nah, wont sell to the bleeding hearts
— L.T. Storch (@LTStorch1) September 18, 2019
Hope the first minutes shows the viewers the laws and penalties for crossing to the United States illegally
— Rob (@kobedjrob) September 18, 2019
@netflix How about a documentary on the lives of US Citizens who are overlooked in favor of non-citizens?!
— Intuitive33 (@intuitive33) September 18, 2019
ILLEGAL is still Illegal. So her show is about people that break the law and get away with it.
— Regina Falange (@grillmaster1014) September 18, 2019
Maybe they can do one on Angel Moms who’s kids have been harmed and murdered. Oh, that’s right….. how unwoke of me.
— Ray Morwood (@bulletzandboots) September 18, 2019
This kinda crap is why I dropped Netflix.
— MI CONSERVATIVE ROUNDTABLE (@mi_roundtable) September 18, 2019
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