The Detention Dilemma: Families, Security and Immigrant Rights

Presented by the Center for New York City AffairsFeet in Two Worlds, Lang Global Studies Global Migration Group , and the New School for Social Research International Center for Migration, Ethnicity, and Citizenship. The Detention Dilemma: Families, Security and Immigrant Rights

Recent reports draw attention to the continuing expansion and privatization of immigrant detention centers and the violation of immigrants’ rights throughout the process of detention and deportation. What are the effects of the current situation on individuals who spend months or years in detention, and on their families?an the detention system do a better job of balancing the country's core values as a nation of immigrants and promoter of human rights with concerns regarding the enforcement of existing laws and enhancing border security?

With: Valeria Fernandez, independent journalist Amy Gottlieb, attorney and program director, Immigrant Rights Program at the American Friends Service Committee Maria Hinojosa of the FRONTLINE documentary Lost in Detention; President & CEO, Futuro Media Group Jackie Vimo, director of Advocacy, New York Immigration Coalition

Moderator: John Rudolph, executive director, Feet in Two Worlds

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