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…
Maria and Julio are back to process last week's events, including the white supremacist violence at the U.S. Capitol. They are joined by ITT All-Star and contributing opinion writer at The New York Times, Wajahat Ali, and national politics reporter for The Boston Globe, Jazmine Ulloa, who was reporting from the Capitol building at the time of the attack. They also hear from Azadeh Shahshahani who is the legal and advocacy director at Project South and co-counsel on a class action lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Dr. Mahendraa Amin for the forced hysterectomies of immigrant women at the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia.
ITT Staff Picks:
- "Lawmakers, national security experts, and political analysts said one thing is clear: The nation stands at a critical and fragile moment," writes Jazmine Ulloa in her recent piece for The Boston Globe.
- In this piece for VICE News, Reina Sultan talked with five people arrested at Black Lives Matter protests across the country about their reactions to the violence that unfolded at the Capitol.
- Omar Wasow, Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at Princeton University, shares this Twitter thread on how the attack on the Capitol was "mob justice" and is "rooted in our long history of racial authoritarianism."
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