The team behind Production Assistance Program project THE INFILTRATORS, Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra, are currently fundraising to help one of the film’s protagonists, Claudio Rojas, who was detained by ICE shortly after the film premiered at Sundance. After 20 years in this country, despite an extensive campaign that included an open letter signed by over 600 members of the film community and statements made by members of Congress in support of Claudio, he was deported by ICE. As a result, Claudio’s immediate family here in the US is struggling financially while he continues his fight to come back home.
There are two ways you can help Claudio Rojas and his family. The first is make a contribution to the crowdfunding campaign. The second is to attend one of the various fundraising events and screenings of the film taking place over the next few months. The first one is on June 5th. If there isn’t a fundraising event taking place near you, please consider sharing the Facebook event. For a list of all upcoming screenings, click here.