The BEST Episodes of Immigration Nation (2020)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 23, 2021

Network: Netflix

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

Installing Fear

#1 - Installing Fear

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 3, 2020

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

star 8.16
43 votes
Prevention Through Deterrence

#2 - Prevention Through Deterrence

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 3, 2020

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

star 8.15
13 votes
The Right Way

#3 - The Right Way

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 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.

star 8.13
15 votes
The New Normal

#4 - The New Normal

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 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.

star 8.06
17 votes
Maintaining Vigilance

#5 - Maintaining Vigilance

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.96
27 votes
Power of the Vote

#6 - Power of the Vote

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 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.

star 7.79
19 votes