The “Independent Lens” documentary East of Salinas follows third-grader Jose Ansaldo, who is an undocumented immigrant and the son of farmworkers. Jose is gifted in school but has just begun to realize that some doors may be closed to him because he is not an American citizen. Meanwhile, his teacher, Oscar Ramos, tries to decide how best to help his students, many of whom have migrant parents. The one-hour documentary is available at

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