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"Migrating To Prison" Is An Urgent Call To Abolish Immigration Prisons

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On this edition of Your Call, we speak with law professor César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández about his new book Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants.

Every year, roughly 400,000 migrants are detained while they wait for the result of a civil or criminal immigration proceeding. In his book, Hernández argues that the system isn't 'broken'; immigration imprisonment is working exactly as designed. He arguest that it's time to abolish immigration prisons.

Guest:

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, professor of law at the University of Denver and author of Migrating to Prison

Web Resources:

March 10th: César Hernández at Book Passage

NY Times, César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández: Abolish Immigration Prisons

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.