Examining the inconsistent enforcement of immigration laws in the U.S. Included: two Kansas City beat cops who maintain a "don't ask, don't tell" policy in order to maintain a good working relationship with the immigrant community, which includes legal and illegal residents—often within the same family.
Employment-related issues are examined in this look at immigration from the perspectives of legal and illegal immigrants to America as well as citizens who fear changes to their way of life. The complex regulations that govern foreign workers in the U.S. are explored through the eyes of an American-educated Taiwanese scientist who needs an employer to sponsor her visa. Also: immigrant workers in an Ozark town who sparked an economic turnaround.