Sophal Chuk’s life hasn’t taken a straight path. But over the past years living in Madison, he and his family have taken on a routine. Chuk volunteers at the Buddhist temple in Oregon most days, and then comes home to play with his grandkids. But on Friday, everything changed when ICE detained him while he […]
Host Esty Dinur speaks with two documentary filmmakers who are showing their films at the Wisconsin Film Festival this weekend. Erik Ljung is the director of the film The Blood Is at the Doorstep, which highlights the story of Dontre Hamilton, a man shot fourteen times by a Milwaukee police officer in 2014. It will screen […]
Esty speaks with Voces de la Frontera activist, DREAMer, and public health student Alejandra Gonzalez, who was in DC during the federal shutdown last week.
How do we understand borders, the boundaries that define nation-states? What are the historical roots and causes of the global refugee crisis, and the borders that define the spatial relations of our increasingly globalized and imperiled planet? How do we begin to think outside the box in regard to immigration and the movement of imperiled […]
Immigrants rights group Voces de la Frontera provided transportation for people from across the state to testify at the hearing. The group’s leader, Christine Neumann Ortiz, worries it will open the floodgates for racial profiling and distrust of lawmakers in immigrant communities. “When you characterize an entire group of people as criminal, that’s racist,” Neumann […]
President Donald Trump ordered the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The policy better known as DACA allowed children who arrived in the U-S without paperwork to work and live here without fear of deportation. The retraction would affect 800,000 people in the United States, 8,000 of which live in Wisconsin. […]