During the Great Depression, the U.S.
government illegally deported more than a
million Mexican-American citizens to make room
on the welfare rolls and alleviate unemployment for
white Americans. Many of these poor souls never made
it back home.
Carlos Moreno is a young man who only has known
hardship and poverty, chasing rumors of work
throughout Texas in the 1920s. Yet he remains a
romantic at heart and hopeful of a better life. Pursued
by a renegade Texas Ranger who thinks he holds the
key to a secret, Carlos takes refuge in “Little Mexico,”
Houston’s colorful, boisterous barrio. He picks the worst
possible time to fall in love. As the U.S. launches its
repatriation campaign, the ranger joins forces with
Immigration agents to step up his personal manhunt.
Now Carlos and his wife will have to rely on courage
and ingenuity to avoid the dragnet that will ensnare an