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Title Cutting Edge: Lost In Detention / Director: Young, Rick
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2012
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Summary When Barack Obama took office in 2009, he promised a two-step approach to the issue of immigration: stricter enforcement would have to come first, followed by comprehensive immigration reform legislation. Now almost three years into his tenure, Obama has deported a record one million undocumented immigrants.Lost in Detention looks at the human toll of Obama's immigration policy via the Garcia family of Illinois. In February last year, Roxana Garcia, an undocumented immigrant with five American-born children, was deported back to Mexico after being pulled over for a routine traffic violation. Her husband, Antonio, is now faced with a miserable choice: raise five children on his own, or send them to Mexico - a country they've never even visited.Lost in Detention also looks at the systemic abuses in the fastest-growing incarceration system in the country: the 250 detention centres across the country that house detainees. Of particular interest is the Willacy Detention Centre in south Texas, a massive complex of Kevlar tents run by a private contractor.One interviewee, 'Mary', explains how she was repeatedly subjected to sexual abuse by a guard at Willacy, and numerous other detainees reported similar patterns of abuse. Despite 900 complaints filed by detainees, a federal audit gave Willacy a grade of 'good'. (From the US, in English and Spanish) (Documentary) CC
Event Broadcast 2012-01-10 at 21:30:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Deportation -- Social aspects.
Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects.
Emigration and immigration law -- U.S. states.
Law enforcement -- Government policy.
Sex crimes.
United States.
Americas.
Form Streaming video
Author Young, Rick, director
Becker, Andrew, reporter
Adameit, Sigrid, contributor
Arceo, Antonio, contributor
Arceo, David, contributor
Cooks-Allen, Twana, contributor
Curran, Mark, contributor
Gutierrez, Luis, contributor
Jones, Donovan, contributor
Kibble, Kumar, contributor
Munoz, Cecilia, contributor
Osborne, Andre, contributor
Ramirez, Susana, contributor
Romero, Anthony, contributor
Rozos, Michael, contributor
Segura, Gary, contributor
Slavin, Denise, contributor
Smith, Lamar, contributor
Stermer, Jerry, contributor
Suro, Roberto, contributor