DETAINED AND DEPORTED: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire

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Mon, 05/11/2015 - 8:00am to 9:00am
DETAINED AND DEPORTED: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview journalist and author Margaret Regan about her new book, DETAINED AND DEPORTED: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire. 

Immigrants who’ve lived in the United States for years, are being detained and deported at unprecedented rates. Thousands languish in detention centers—often torn from their families—for months or even years. Deportees are returned to violent Central American nations or unceremoniously dropped off in dangerous Mexican border towns. Despite the dangers of the desert crossing, many immigrants will slip across the border again, stopping at nothing to get home to their children.

Regan will talk about how increasingly draconian detention and deportation policies have broadened police powers, while enriching a private prison industry whose profits are derived from human suffering. She also documents the rise of resistance, profiling activists and young immigrant “Dreamers” who are fighting for the rights of the undocumented.

Margaret Regan is the author of the award-winning book The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona Borderlands, a 2010 Southwest Book of the Year and a Common Read for the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. An editor and writer at the Tucson Weekly, Regan has won many regional and national prizes for her immigration reporting, including the 2013 Al Filipov Peace and Justice Award. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.
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