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(In)Voluntary Departure: A Documentary Chronicling Immigration Policies and Marriage Equality: Video

(In)voluntary Departure
A documentary about two men who found the American dream, each other, and the immigration policies that would take it all away.


With the battle for Marriage Equality continuing in the United States, the country is losing some of its most precious resources–its people. Many of our bi-national/foreign national LGBT couples are being forced out of the country under Voluntary Departure, which “allows an individual to leave on his or her own, rather than being formally deported which could lead to ten years of inadmissibility INA §212(a)(9)(A).”

(In)Voluntary Departure is a documentary chronicling the lives of Sandro and Alon, a bi-national couple as they are forced to leave the U.S. and spend a year traveling the globe in search of a new place to call home.

This film follows the year-long journey as Sandro is forced to walk away from his flourishing L.A. based fashion line and Alon must resign from Mircrosoft, his 10+ year employer, to travel the globe looking for a new home that welcomes and recognizes its LGBT citizens as equal under the law.  This is a chance to be a part of not only telling the story of the outdated immigration policies of the United States, but a chance to join the ever growing voices that are demanding a repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and the recognition of our friends and legal spouses of bi-national couples.

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(In)Voluntary Departure from BennettSt. Media on Vimeo.

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