From exclusion of Japanese Americans to the Muslim ban, lawyers speak out against exclusion | KALW

From exclusion of Japanese Americans to the Muslim ban, lawyers speak out against exclusion

Jun 20, 2019

 


 

On this edition of next Your Call, listen to our conversation about building solidarity across communities to protect civil rights and liberties.

As part of our series "HEAR: Histories of Exclusion and Resistance," we spoke with a panel of attorneys about the policies that led to the forced removal and incarceration of more than 100,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, and how current immigration policies mirror them. How are activists and attorneys mobilizing to end the travel ban, immigration detention, and other hardline anti-immigration policies.

Guests:

Don Tamaki, attorney and a partner at the law firm of Minami Tamaki LLP, cofounder of the Asian Law Alliance in San Jose and former Executive Director of the Asian Law Caucus in San Francisco

Leila Sayed-Taha, immigration staff attorney at the Arab Resource and Organizing Center, with a focus on women’s empowerment, immigration, civil liberties and national security

Bill Ong Hing, professor of Law at the University of San Francisco and Professor of Law Emeritus, UC Davis, director of the USF Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic, and author of American Presidents, Deportations, and Human Rights Violations: From Carter to Trump

Web Resources:

ACLU: Report: Over Two Years Later, Families Still Left in Limbo After Trump’s Muslim Ban Face Impossible Circumstances

The Hill: Watchdog finds 'egregious' conditions at immigrant detention facilities

Splinter: A Short, Brutal History of ICE