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After Donald Trump was elected president, the filmmakers Christina Clusiau and Shaul Schwarz were granted rare access to the operations of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Since Mr. Trump had campaigned on a hard-line immigration agenda, the leaders of the usually secretive agency jumped at a chance to have their story told from the inside.

Today, we speak to the filmmakers about what they saw during nearly three years at ICE and how the Trump administration reacted to a cut of the film.

On today’s episode:

  • Christina Clusiau and Shaul Schwarz, the filmmakers behind the six-hour documentary series “Immigration Nation.”

ImageThe filmmakers Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau embedded with ICE for nearly three years to create “Immigration Nation.” 
Credit…Christopher Capozziello for The New York Times

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