Republican governors are blaming immigrants for the surge in COVID-19 cases in their states rather than their lack of mandates. This comes as August 7th marks two years since ICE officials arrested nearly 700 workers in food processing plants across six Mississippi cities. Journalist and Founder of Futuro Media, Maria Hinojosa, joins American Voices with…
Can’t Deport a Movement
Maria and Julio are joined by Alina Das, professor at the New York University School of Law, co-director of the NYU Immigrant Rights Clinic, and author of the new book, No Justice In The Shadows: How America Criminalizes Immigrants. They unpack the history of criminalization of Black and Brown immigrant communities and discuss what immigration policies to expect from the Biden-Harris administration. They also talk about the clear intersection between the criminal and immigration systems, and the implications of Trump’s immigration policy changes for the Biden-Harris administration.
This episode was mixed by Rosana Cabán and Leah Shaw.
ITT Staff Picks:
- Anita Kumar reports on the Trump administration's final push to limit immigration in the aftermath of the election via Politico.
- Journalists at Mother Jones describe how local sheriffs act as “de facto immigration agents” and drive Trump’s deportation agenda.
- Law students at the Immigrant Rights Clinic at New York University Law School document how the Trump administration used ICE to crack down on immigrant activists via The Intercept.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Alina Das.
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