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Ice Destroys Detainee Records, Rohingya Political Crisis, and 15 Years of South Asian Film Festival

Friday Host Salima Hamirani speaks with Ivan Jaigirdar, from the Third i Film Festival, about 15 years of South East Asian film. Myo Win and Jeanne Hallacy talk about their documentary film Sittwe, about the Rohingya refugee crisis. Liz Martinez from CIVIC – Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement – discusses Immigration and Customs Enforcement destroying records of detainees, particularly those detailing physical or sexual assault. Otis Taylor continues the discussion of ICE, recounting the horrors of a ICE detention facility in Contra Costa County, where women have chosen deportation over extreme detention conditions.

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