The new Netflix docuseries Living Undocumented follows eight families who faced the breakup of their family unit from potential deportation, including a gay couple, Eddie Fernandez and Tyler Thom.
Executive-produced by Selena Gomez and directed by Aaron Saidman and Anna Chai, the series was shot in 2018 in the wake of the Trump administration’s draconian immigration policies.
The series synopsis is as follows:
“In 2018, eight undocumented families took the extraordinary risk of allowing film crews to chronicle their lives as they faced potential deportation. Ranging from harrowing to hopeful, their journeys illuminate and humanize the complex U.S. immigration system. Living Undocumented depicts the struggles many must endure in their quest to pursue the American dream.”
In the exclusive clip below, Fernandez, who is legally married to Thom, tearfully bids farewell to his friends as he is forced to leave the United States because he can’t produce the papers he presented to customs when he arrived in the United States from Mexico as a teen. Without his original papers, Fernandez, who applied for citizenship as a teen, is considered to have falsely claimed to have been a citizen at some point. Fernandez was forced to leave under an old Clinton-era rule that was enforced. The men now reside in Toronto.
Living Undocumented drops on Netflix Wednesday. Watch the heartrending clip below.