One afternoon while driving to work, Marcos Perez was pulled over for running a yellow light. He was later deported, and his wife, Elizabeth Perez, a US Army and Marine veteran, began a seven-year battle to keep their family together. Now, as Marcos struggles alone in Mexico, Elizabeth must survive as a single mother while fighting tirelessly for her husband to return to the US. As Elizabeth’s efforts hit brick wall after brick wall, she and Marcos are forced to confront the realities of US immigration law. In the end, Marcos and Elizabeth must consider the impossible in order to reunite the family.
During his visit, David recorded an episode of Tell Me More , a Tufts University podcast featuring brief conversations with the thinkers, artists, makers, and shapers of our world.
Marcos Doesn’t Live Here Anymore trailer
Compiled by Gina O'Connor, FMS Program Administrator