Event Title

The Politics of Immigration in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Speaker

Silky Shah

Streaming Media

Description

In recent years immigrants have become the fastest growing population behind bars. Since the 1990's immigration policy has become increasingly linked to the growth of mass incarceration, private prisons, and police and border militarization. These corrosive developments, and the targeting of immigrants that accompanies them, have been exacerbated by the post-9/11 culture of homeland security and mass surveillance. Despite efforts under the Obama administration for comprehensive reform, the immigrant detention system continues to grow. The presentation will give an overview of the immigration detention system, current policies and practices put forth by the administration and Congress, and the movement to resist the mass incarceration and deportation of immigrants.

About the Lecturer: Silky Shah, Co-Director of Detention Watch Network

Document Type

Event

Start Date

8-4-2015 12:00 PM

End Date

8-4-2015 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Immigration policies, Immigrant detention system

Rights

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Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Apr 8th, 12:00 PM Apr 8th, 1:15 PM

The Politics of Immigration in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Fairhaven College Auditorium

In recent years immigrants have become the fastest growing population behind bars. Since the 1990's immigration policy has become increasingly linked to the growth of mass incarceration, private prisons, and police and border militarization. These corrosive developments, and the targeting of immigrants that accompanies them, have been exacerbated by the post-9/11 culture of homeland security and mass surveillance. Despite efforts under the Obama administration for comprehensive reform, the immigrant detention system continues to grow. The presentation will give an overview of the immigration detention system, current policies and practices put forth by the administration and Congress, and the movement to resist the mass incarceration and deportation of immigrants.

About the Lecturer: Silky Shah, Co-Director of Detention Watch Network