Documentary Airs Tonight on PBS' Frontline

Lost in Detention premiers tonight on Frontline on your local PBS station.  I plan to watch it and give a full report here later.

In “Lost in Detention” Hinojosa investigates the inner workings of U.S. immigration law, focusing especially on the detention and deportation of undocumented individuals in this country. Last year, Congress funded the deportation of a record 400,000 immigrants, and this number is set to be broken in 2011. This is occurring despite the Obama administration’s pledge that the Department of Homeland Security would focus on deporting only those with serious criminal records. In her documentary, Hinojosa asks how it is possible to ensure that only those with extensive criminal pasts are the ones being deported, when the sheer volume of deportations is as high as it is today.

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