Today on the show, Thursday host Allen Ruff talks to Justin Akers Chacón about his new book, The Border Crossed Us: The Case for Opening the US-Mexico Border. Justin Akers Chacón is an activist, labor unionist, and educator living in the San Diego-Tijuana border region. He is a professor of Chicana/o History at San Diego […]
On Monday, the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, under a directive from the Trump administration, issued new rules that would revoke visas from some international students throughout the country. Students would be required to enroll in at least one 3-credit course held in person in order to be eligible to stay in the United States […]
Today on the show, we cover two extremely important and timely topics. First, we hear from Reveal journalist Aura Bogado about her recent reporting on family separation at the border and children held in immigrant detention centers during the pandemic. Then, we dedicate the second segment to a call-in conversation with Ali Muldrow about the police […]
The ACLU of Wisconsin has sent a letter to the Sheboygan County Sheriff, asking him to rescind his agreement with ICE to detain released prisoners, in light of the social isolation needed for the COVID-19 precautions. Tim Muth from the ACLU of Wisconsin elaborates on the issue.
The New York Times reported last week that Immigration and Customs Enforcement has boosted its operations in so-called “sanctuary cities” to arrest and deport undocumented immigrants. With ICE beginning 24-hour-a-day surveillance operations around the homes and workplaces of undocumented immigrants, producer Shaun Soman spoke with Fabiola Hamdan, Dane County’s immigrant affairs specialist to discuss the […]
A new government report details the overcrowded, squalid conditions at migrant centers along the southern border: standing-room-only cells, children without showers and hot meals, and detainees clamoring desperately for release. These findings from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General are on our minds as we turn to Wisconsin activists involved in the […]