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Watch the Fi2W Forum – The Detention Dilemma: Families, Security and Immigrant Rights


The Obama administration has deported record numbers of immigrants.

Feet in 2 Worlds is hosting a forum on immigrant detentions on Thursday February 23 from 6-8 PM. It will be held at the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor, NY, NY 10011.  Admission is free but seating is limited; reservations required by email. RSVP to

Recent reports draw attention to the continuing expansion and privatization of immigrant detention centers and the violation of immigrants’ rights throughout the process of detention and deportation. What are the effects of the current situation on individuals who spend months or years in detention, and on their families? Can the detention system do a better job of balancing the country’s core values as a nation of immigrants and promoter of human rights with concerns regarding the enforcement of existing laws and enhancing border security?

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A discussion with:

  • Maria Hinojosa of the FRONTLINE documentary Lost in Detention; President & CEO, Futuro Media Group
  • Valeria Fernandez, independent journalist
  • Amy Gottlieb, attorney and program director, Immigrant Rights Program at the American Friends Service Committee
  • Jackie Vimo, director of advocacy, New York Immigration Coalition
         ModeratorJohn Rudolph, executive producer, Feet in 2 Worlds
AboutFeet in Two Worlds
Feet in Two Worlds brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists from communities across the U.S. to public radio and the web. Since 2005, this award-winning project has expanded the diversity of voices and stories on public radio by presenting the work of journalists representing a broad spectrum of immigrant communities including Arab, Bosnian, Brazilian, Chinese, Haitian, Indian, Irish, Latin American, Pakistani, Polish, and Russian immigrants. Feet in Two Worlds reporters appear on nationally-distributed public radio programs including PRI’s The World, Studio 360, and The Takeaway, American Public Media’s Marketplace and NPR’s Latino USA, as well as on public radio stations WNYC, New York Public Radio, and WDET in Detroit.