Carlos Chavez interviews Silky Shah, Field Director at Detention Watch Network. They discuss DWN's recent report titled, "Expose and Close." The new report sheds light on the 10 worst immigrant detention centers in the United States. Rep. Jared Polis (CO-02) and Bishop Minerva Carcaño joined national and local leaders from the Detention Watch Network to release this series of reports. They have called on President Obama to do what’s right and close these detention centers as well as issued a list of reforms to ensure the safety, dignity and well-being of immigrants held in detention.
Denise Morris talks with Yasmin Nair about immigrants-rights rhetoric and how certain strategies meant to insulate them from stereotypes and "include" may shutter the actual situation of undocument workers. She argues that the "undocumented not afraid" movement started as a "vital, important and dynamic" movement that has been swallowed by mainstream immigration rights movements, which re-enforce good-immigrant/bad-immigrant narratives. She compares these struggles to those in the gay-rights movement struggle around equality. She also notes how the immigration rights movement moves immigration away from looking at immigration as a crisis around labor-issues to a more "affective" realm that personalizes the issues.