Under President Obama more than 1 million people have been deported from the United States. We’re told many of those people are criminals who’ve broken more than just immigration law. On this edition, producer Cory Fischer-Hoffman takes a closer look at how immigration and the criminal justice system work together, to detain and deport hundreds of thousands of people every year.
Alex Alvarez, deported immigrant; Abraham Paolos, Families For Freedom director; Tanya Golash Boza, author “Immigration Nation: Raids, Detentions, and Deportations in Post 9-11 America”, John Morton, Immigration and Customs Enforcement director; Michelle Fei, Immigrant Defense Project co-director; Lili Salmeron, Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights organizer.
For More Information:
Families for Freedom
Immigrant Defense Project
Videos, articles, etc:
‘Secure Communities’ and the U.S. Immigrant Rights Movement: Lessons from
New York State
Immigration Nation: Raids, Detentions, and Deportations in Post 9-11 America
As New York Debates Secure Communities Program, Study Challenges the
HomelandSecurity Policy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xcs79Aff6To
Detention Watch Network Deplores Latest Anti-Immigrant Hearing in Congress
Restoring Community: A National Community Advisory Report on ICE’s Failed
“Secure Communities” Program