Explaining Current Devestating #Refugee & Migrant Policy w/ @TheTinaVasquez — #KatieSpeakShow Ep138 7/07/2018

In brief: Badass immigration reporter for Rewire.News, Tina Vasquez is back on the show! (You’re welcome; she’s amazing.) She breaks down the conflation between “lost” migrant children and those being disappeared and incarcerated indefinitely at such an alarming rate. She also goes into the immigration-school-prison pipeline multiple administrations’ policies have created as well as the history of the U.S. in both created Central American refugee crises and in punishing those refugees who uproot their lives trying to find safety.

We also discuss organizations like Bethany Christian Services — incredibly anti-choice, taking part in coercive adoptions, and making piles of money in our tax dollars participating in the indefinite detention of undocumented migrant minors. Send your representatives a note (find yours HERE) regardless of party and tell them you expect these practices to stop.

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Enhanced audio: Explaining Current Devestating #Refugee & Migrant Policy w/ @TheTinaVasquez — #KatieSpeakShow Ep138 7/07/2018

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My take…

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“NYCLU Wins Injunction to Halt Prolonged Detention of Immigrant Youth” by Tina Vasquez at Rewire.News

“The US Has a Long History of Helping to ‘Disappear’ Central Americans” by Tina Vasquez at Rewire.News

“#WhereAreTheChildren Showed Progressives Didn’t Learn Anything About Immigration From the Obama Administration” by Tina Vasquez at Rewire.News

“Bethany Christian Services Is Fostering Migrant Kids. It Also Has a History of Coercive Adoptions.” by Amy Littlefield & Tina Vasquez at Rewire.News

“I’m an Undocumented Taxpayer. Here’s How My Taxes Are Used Against My Values.” by Layidua Salazar at Rewire.News

“Hundreds Arrested During Direct Action Opposing ICE in D.C.” by Katelyn Burns at Rewire.News

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Tina Vasquez: Twitter; Rewire.News

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