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70 Million: How the Asylum Process Became Another Carceral Matrix
Jan06

70 Million: How the Asylum Process Became Another Carceral Matrix

Making Contact ¬∑ 70 Million: How the Asylum Process Became Another Carceral Matrix   The Trump administration has issued numerous policies to systematically dismantle asylum as a legal right. They’re also locking up asylum seekers for months or years, until they either win their case, are returned to their home countries, or self deport. Reporters Valeria Fern√°ndez and Jude Joffe-Block follow two asylum seekers as they...

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70 Million: Locals Divided Between Diversion and Border Security
Sep12

70 Million: Locals Divided Between Diversion and Border Security

In Pima County, where Tucson is located, formerly incarcerated individuals and local government officials have joined efforts to send fewer people to jail. Meanwhile, a federal program designed to stop drug and human trafficking at the border is also sending people to jail for months over traffic violations and minor drug offenses. Reporter Jesse Alejandro Cottrell explores just how complicated it can be to reform a local criminal...

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