This documentary is about indigenous Mixtec immigrants from one pueblo in southern Mexico who go to Austin, Minnesota to work in meatpacking factories and slaughterhouses. The people from this one community make up most of the immigrant population of 5,000 in this cold mid-western town where they coexist uncomfortably with the long time, mostly white residents. The film follows three families' stories by shooting on both sides of the border. The film examines how migration breeds social alienation here and community dissolution back home and dispels myths about undocumented immigrants. Ultimately it shows how migrants are pawns in a game between big business and both of our governments.