President Obama promised to change America’s broken immigration system. But the dehumanization of immigrants persists, and the immigration detention industry continues to grow. On this edition, Mexican-American journalist Maria Hinojosa speaks about the United States’ loss of humanity in dealing with immigrants and immigration; the consequence of enforcement only policies and the need to connect with people we have little in common with.
Special thanks to the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, NM.
Maria Hinojosa, host of NPR’s “Latino USA” and PBS’ “Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One,” contributing correspondent on PBS’ “Need to Know.”
— WEB EXCLUSIVES —
Full speech by Maria Hinojosa, at the James A. Little Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 4, 2011.
Q & A with Maria Hinojosa, moderated by Mary-Charlotte Domandi, producer and host of the Santa Fe Radio Café on KSFR 101.1 FM.
For More Information:
Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One
Now on PBS
The Business of Detention
Summary of the 1996 immigration reform laws
Detention Watch Network
Leadership Conference on Civil and Human rights
ACLU’s Immigrant’s Rights Project
Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
National Council of La Raza
Asian American Justice Center