Michael Grais has written and produced movies of domestic and international acclaim, whose gross revenues have exceeded five hundred million dollars.
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Michael Grais has visited the border in Cochise County twice recently. He is deeply concerned about border issues. He and Mercedes Maharis are collaborating on two new, exciting feature film projects... THE PRINCE OF PERU about foreign adoption in Latin America written by Canadian awarding winning writer Larry Pederson and BORDER WAR written by Michael Grais himself about US Border Patrol enforcement. We believe these are blockbuster films waiting to happen!
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The illegal immigration issue was the topic of “Cochise County, USA: Cries from the Border,” produced and directed by Mercedes Maharis.
(www.criesfromtheborder.net) A timely subject and controversial issue, the film uses one of the most extreme examples, at the most heavily trafficked illegal immigrant crossing point in Arizona, of how illegal aliens are infiltrating our country at an unprecedented rate, endangering our citizens, littering our deserts, and transporting drugs and criminals.
“Cochise County” is a balanced looked at the illegal immigration issue and sympathizes with Mexicans who are seeking a better life.
It shows us the tragedy that many people face when trying to cross the treacherous desert on foot unprepared, often dying midway, only to be left behind by their parties. However, at the same time, we are lead to an understanding that the ease with which Mexicans cross the border is identical to that of people from other countries.
Interviews with Border Patrol officers tell us that every month, they are arresting a growing number of people from many different countries, including Iraq, Iran, and Syria.
This incredibly well constructed documentary does well not to politicize the border issue; rather, it forms a well-founded argument that our open borders are national security issue that is being ignored by the government.
"...Of all the recorded shows, however, the most engrossing was "Cries from the Border," which I do not hesitate to recommend to anyone who is interested in a factual and unbiased account of illegal immigration in our area."
Richard Zoller, Reviewer, Sierra Vista Herald, Thursday July 20, 2006.
But: until we control the rampant drug use in this country, drugs will arrive. VICIOUS CYCLE. Bush and the "conservative" congress are destroying our environment as much as the crossers are - no - it's WORSE.
The song "en espanol" accompanying the video of the rotting bodies is touching: heart-rending!
In the early 1990's electronics genius (John Doe) proposed a detailed method of building and economically maintaining a RADAR station permanently placed atop the highest elevation on the southern Huachucas.
No helium needed, and no personnel on site. The Herald published his letter. Mercedes, you deserve accolades, acclaim, awards! Congrats!" M - AZ