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Colombian-Canadian singer Jessie Reyes takes aim at the US’ tough immigration policies in this emotional music video for her song Far Away.

The video follows two young lovers who are cruelly torn apart by immigration enforcement agents. Her boyfriend is put behind bars and their relationship is thrown into chaos. The lyrics of the song cleverly mimics love ballads about long distance couples, but the video gives the words a darker meaning.

Jessie Reyes' "Far Away" Critiques The Crackdown On Immigration In The U.S image of Jessie Reyes

It’s a stunning video to watch, as the heavily stylised shots really bring to life the issue of deportation and shows us what it can mean for everyday families. The singer said in interviews that after she saw the crackdown on immigration from Mexico and Latin-America in the USA, she felt a connection with the families that had been torn apart. Her aim was to highlight the human impact of the sweeping deportations that have happened and she wanted to point out that many people don’t see the widespread effect that they have had. The singer has included links on her website to charities that help immigrants to get the help they need.

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