72 miles. It’s the distance between Tucson, Arizona and Nogales, Mexico—and the distance between deported immigrant Anita and her American-born husband and children. 72 Miles to Go… follows one family over a decade as they come of age, fall in love, fight in wars, and fight for each other, against the backdrop of deportation, DACA, and changing immigration laws.
There’s an edge. My entire life is built on this razor thin edge made of ice. One step and a lot of other people go down with me.
Real people. Real issues.
Explore the character's journey through real-world examples.
How would you see yourself if you were told today that you are not a U.S. citizen?
Why does the U.S. offer education and not employment to young immigrants?
Would you choose a life in fear of being deported or leave your home for a country you don't know?
Civil discourse can pave the way to understanding. Use the prompts below to start a discussion.
Choices are limited for adults who were illegally brought to the US very young.
DREAMers live with overwhelming anxiety, fear, depression, and poverty.
It's a bumpy road for DREAMers like Christian to find employment after high school or college.
Cartoon Baldo reveals a personal story like Christian's- crossing the border as a small child.
DACA recipients who want to join the military find themselves in political limbo.
Want to learn more? Examine the themes of the play with active, engaging lessons designed to deepen your students' understanding.