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…
LIVE From Jackson: Immigration and 2020
Futuro Media and Mississippi Today present this LIVE In The Thick show from Mississippi! Maria and Julio travel to downtown Jackson at The Alamo Theatre to discuss immigration and criminal justice reform in Mississippi. They're joined by Lorena Quiroz-Lewis, lead organizer with Mississippi Immigrant Coalition and co-founder of Immigrant Alliance for Justice and Equity and Rukia Lumumba, attorney and executive director of the Peoples Advocacy Institute to discuss the aftermath of the ICE raids in Mississippi last summer and how immigrant rights activism ties into the state's upcoming Democratic presidential primary.
Be sure to check your feeds for a special ITT Bonus where you can listen to a live performance from musician and songwriter Teneia, who opened our show!
ITT Staff Picks:
- Ingrid Cruz breaks down what happened in Mississippi last summer, via Stylecaster.
- After the ICE Raids, Mississippi's chicken country faces a reckoning, via The New York Times.
- People keep dying in Mississippi prisons, via The Intercept.
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