Friday host Esty Dinur spends the show examining current U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policies and the forced detention of children away from their families, who are legally seeking asylum at the border. In the first part of the show, she speaks with investigative reporter Ken Klippenstein, who recently reported on a no-bid contract for a private security firm run by a former top CIA interrogator to train ICE officers in “intelligence collection.”
Then, we turn to two guests to talk about the American history of separating children from their parents, in light of the latest immigration policies from the Trump administration. Sundance is an activist, educator, warrior for indigenous self-determination, and Director of American Indian Education Center in Cleveland. DeNeen L. Brown is an award-winning staff writer at The Washington Post. She’s written for the Metro, Magazine and Style sections, and her “Retropolis” series has explored the cruel American legacy of separating families during slavery.