Voices from the Edge on 04/12/12
Ending unjust deportations
Most news stories of ICE raids on undocumented immigrants end with a headcount of people caught in the government's net. What's not seen on the evening news is the impact on communities where deportations tear families apart and create an environment of insecurity for those left behind. As deportations continue to occur in the Portland area, local communities are coming together to understand the issues driving these federal policies and to find solutions that are just and create true security.
This week, Jo Ann and Dave are joined by Professor Rene Sanchez of the University of Portland and Aeryca Steinbauer of Causa Oregon to explore the moral, legal and political elements of this issue. Professor Sanchez and Ms. Steinbauer are organizers of Insecure Communities: A Community Forum on Ending Unjust Deportation taking place on Friday, April 13 at First Unitarian Church.
Jo Ann Hardesty is a former state legislator, former director of Oregon Action and past board president of Portland Community Media, as well as a long-time leader in the struggle for racial and economic justice. Dave Mazza is a journalist and former editor of The Portland Alliance who has covered and been involved in Portland's civil rights, environmental, labor and peace movements for over 20 years.
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