Rising Up With Sonali

First Deportations and Raids Under Trump Begin

Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos is locked in a van that is stopped in the street by protesters outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Phoenix. Apparently fearing her deportation, activists blocked the gates surrounding the office near central Phoenix in what the Arizona Republic says was an effort to block several vans and a bus inside from leaving. (Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via AP)

The first deportations and raids under Donald Trump have begun. In Arizona a mother of 2 was separated from her children and sent to Mexico after 2 decades of living in the US, and in LA, about a 100 people were rounded up by ICE. We’ll speak with Christine Neumann-Ortiz of Voces De La Frontera. And, 15 years after George W. Bush opened Guantanamo prison, Trump has indicated he will not only keep the notorious gulag open, but expand it. We’ll speak with Jennifer Gibson of Reprieve, a UK-based human rights organization. Finally, the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against Trump’s Muslim ban. Vijay Prashad will join us to discuss how Syrians in particular have been affected by the ban and how they face war here and war at home.  Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.

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