Making Contact

Making Contact – The Penalty is Exile: How Immigration and Criminalization Collide

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

Detention Watch Network Deplores Latest Anti-Immigrant Hearing in Congress

Restoring Community: A National Community Advisory Report on ICE’s Failed
“Secure Communities” Program

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