Fear Of Being Deported Keeps This Undocumented Mother From Providing For Her Children

"Forbidden: Undocumented And Queer in Rural America" premieres September 1 on Logo.

Airing September 1 on Logo, Forbidden aims a spotlight on the struggle of being both LGBT and an undocumented immigrant.

The doc profiles activist Moises Serrano, who has dedicated his life to fighting for LGBT rights and immigration reform.


The 27-year-old activist is especially focused on the fate of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), an Obama-era program that allows children who arrived in the U.S. without proper documentation to stay in the country and receive social security numbers.

The White House is threatening to dismantle DACA and Forbidden also explores what it is like for undocumented parents now that Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric has taken over the White House.

In the clip below, one woman talks about feeling like a prisoner in her own home, and being unable to provide for her children. “You can’t take them to sports—you can’t even go to the YMCA,” she explains. There’s so many things I wish I could do with them. But I can’t, because I’m scared.”

Forbidden: Undocumented And Queer in Rural America premieres Friday, September 1, at 8/7c on Logo.

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