The BEST episodes of Immigration Nation (2020)

Every episode of Immigration Nation (2020) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Immigration Nation (2020)!

With unprecedented access to ICE operations, as well as moving portraits of immigrants, this docuseries takes a deep look at U.S. immigration today.

Last Updated: 2/18/2023Network:Netflix
Installing Fear
45 votes

#1 - Installing Fear

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/3/2020

The Trump administration expanded ICE and changed its mandate. Now agents can deport anyone, including two fathers recently separated from their kids.

The Right Way
18 votes

#2 - The Right Way

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/3/2020

Asylum seeker Berta has been held by ICE for 17 months in an attempt to discourage others. As asylum laws get stricter, exiles face greater hardships.

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Prevention Through Deterrence
15 votes

#3 - Prevention Through Deterrence

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/3/2020

Camerina's efforts to identify and recover her son — one of thousands of migrants who disappeared crossing the border — prove wrenching.

Maintaining Vigilance
29 votes

#4 - Maintaining Vigilance

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/3/2020

In immigration court, managed out of DOJ instead of the judicial branch and operating by its own rules, Josué argues to be reunited with his family.

The New Normal
19 votes

#5 - The New Normal

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/3/2020

In North Carolina, ICE tries to pressure the newly elected sheriff, but activists fight back. In Florida, a local politician exploits immigrant fears.

Power of the Vote
22 votes

#6 - Power of the Vote

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/3/2020

US military veteran César tries to get politicians to ease his undocumented status. He's one of many seeking relief for their service.

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