The Tomorrow’s America Documentary Series
The Tomorrow’s America Documentary Series is designed for distribution to the general public and to educational markets via television outlets and the Internet. Production at six locations around the country was completed in late October 2009.
In 2010, there will be at least six television shorts of approximately 10 minutes each released via the Internet. These six shorts will become the basis of a two-hour program that will be released, first, to theaters nationwide and later to non-commercial television outlets nationwide.
Written and produced by Dr. George Colburn, the director of the Tomorrow’s America Project, this series includes dozens of interviews conducted by Dr. Colburn with national experts and federal decision-makers on immigration matters and community leaders dealing daily with local problems associated with immigration.
The following video briefly tours the locations visited most recently by the Tomorrow’s America Project, and introduces some of the main issues facing our nation, today and in the future.
The “Silicon Valley” home to much of the country’s high-tech industry and non-stop population growth of highly-skilled IT workers and service industry labor that supports the industry
A fast-growing, but water-deprived Sunbelt city that continues to plan for huge growth based on the continuing influx of retirees, immigrants and refugees
A major tourist center on the state’s West Coast, and an important agricultural center that has seen in recent years a significant increase in the numbers of seasonal agricultural workers becoming permanent residents
Dearborn and Hamtramck: Two distinctly different cities located in the shadow of Detroit, both of which have become home to dramatically increasing Arab populations
A sprawling bedroom community near Washington, DC, where large numbers of illegal immigrants have found jobs and homes thanks to a huge building boom in recent years
Background of immigration issues in Washington, DC