New show details the immigration issue


The new Party of Five sequel is finally here, with the show currently having three released episodes.

The new TV series features the same directors as the 1994 original, Amy Lippman and Christopher Keyser.

Party of Five premiered in early January and is based upon the events of the original Fox 1994 Party of Five series.

In the original series, both parents were killed due to the fatal mistake of a drunk driver, leaving children to raise themselves.

However, in the show, the parents are removed from the household by ICE.

“Personally, I do not believe the newer version will be as good as the older one because the original is always better,” junior Alexis Granados said.

The show kicks off when ICE raids the Acosta’s family-owned restaurant, with everyone who runs a risk of deportation being kicked out of the restaurant’s kitchen.

Then, ICE detains and has an interaction with Bruno Bichir and Fernanda Urrejola, the parents of the family, leading to further development of the story.

This is when they are taken to custody and Valentina, the second youngest, witnesses the interaction between her parents and ICE.

She is told to make her siblings aware of the situation.

When the three children and their baby sibling go to visit their parents before Bichir and Urrejola are deported, they get cut off by law and enforcement.

One of the saddest moments of the series so far comes when the siblings are unable to say a proper goodbye to their parents, as a fence separates the two parties.

After their parents are deported tp Mexico, Emilio, Lucia, Beto, Valentina, and baby Rafa struggle to keep close with one another.

Each sibling must pick up professional and parenting needs through help by which they are not ready for.
The after-effect of the deportation comes to bite the five children when Emilo, the oldest child in the family, must turn his back on pursuing his dreams.

This happens because he is the only one left to attend to the family owned business that the parents left behind.
Obviously, the show also alludes to the modern issue that prevails within our society, which is the questionable future of the DACA program.

One main reason as to why people speak highly of the show is the fact that it accurately describes the lives of many people in our communities.

However, the show has not made any explicit political statements swaying viewers one way or another on the issue of immigration thus far.

“I found the show really interesting because it can relate to a lot of families across the country,” junior Isabella Rodas said. “The meaning behind the show is really interesting, but at the same time very informative.”

Ten episodes have already been planned for the first season, which will likely progress to future seasons.