The New Americans weaves together the stories of immigrants to the United States from all over the world as they make new lives in America.
This 7-part series follows four years in the lives of a diverse group of contemporary immigrants and refugees as they journey to start new lives in America. Two Los Angeles Dodgers prospects from the Dominican Republic follow major league dreams while facing the realities of migrant life. An Indian couple migrates to Silicon Valley and navigates the dot-com boom and bust. A Mexican meatpacking worker struggles to reunite his family in rural Kansas. Two families of Nigerian refugees (including the sister of slain Ogoni activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa) escape government persecution. A Palestinian woman marries into a new life in Chicago only to discover in the wake of September 11, she cannot leave behind the pain of her homeland’s conflict. The series shows a wide spectrum of migrant experiences in the U.S. through engaging longitudinal character studies.