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'Annie Undocumented' captures undocumented teen life

Daniel Hsia and Brian Yang discuss their new web series "Annie Undocumented," which tells the story of a girl who discovers as a teen that she's undocumented.

While partisanship has gripped the immigration debate on Capitol Hill, a new web series is hoping to give a human face to the political debate over undocumented youth in the United States.

Inspired by writer Elaine Low’s own life story, Annie Undocumented is a new web series that stars Chinese-American actress Nikki SooHoo as a teenager who discovers she’s not a legal American citizen when she attempts to get her driver’s license. Low eventually became a citizen after marrying her longterm boyfriend, but remembers well the struggles she faced for many years without legal status.

Read the full article at NBC Asian America and see the series at

Watch the conversation with director Daniel Hsia and producer Brian Yang in the video player above.