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Welcome Strangers

Every night at 6pm, just outside of Denver, Colorado, detained immigrants are legally released from an ICE facility onto unfriendly, industrial streets. Most of the men and women are asylum-seekers. They have little idea where they are and have nothing more than the clothes on their backs. WELCOME STRANGERS is a short documentary that tells the story of Sarah Jackson, a young woman who searches the streets for these immigrants and invites them as guests into her home, Casa de Paz. She is assisted by Oliver, the lead host, who was also held at the ICE facility for seven and a half months as an immigrant from West Cameroon. Sarah, Oliver, and over a thousand volunteers work to provide hospitality and help reunite the guests with their families.