Mexican actor Demián Bichir, who was nominated Tuesday morning for an Oscar in the Best Actor category for his role as a Mexican day laborer in the film "A Better Life," has dedicated his nomination to the millions of undocumented immigrants in the nation.

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The drama portrays the life of an undocumented gardener, Carlos Galindo, in East L.A. The gardener struggles to keep his teenage son on the straight-and-narrow and give him a chance at "a better life" after his wife abandoned the two of them after crossing the border into the United States.

"A Better Life" is rather timely given the contentious national debate over immigration.

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