“People Are More Than Their Productivity” @TheTinaVasquez of @Rewire_News on #Immigration — #KatieSpeakShow Ep163 02/16/2019

In brief: I am always delighted to have Tina Vasquez, immigration reporter for Rewire.News on the show. Her journalistic integrity is unparalleled; she centers stories, rooting her reporting in the real outcomes for those whose lives about which she writes. And it is definitely emotional labor above and beyond the call.

For us this time around she explains Trump’s use of “angel moms” during the SOTU, details just how much control over life, death, and deportation individual ICE agents have (spoiler: it’s so much worse than you think), and why the push to normalize self-managed abortion in the U.S. needs an asterisk for undocumented folx: procuring the misoprostol required to miscarry at home will likely have to be procured illegally. And undocumented people, communities of color, and low-income folx are also likely to be targeted by police. So, a millennial-old tradition of self-regulating menstruation now comes with legal risks that individuals should weigh.

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Enhanced audio: “People Are More Than Their Productivity” @TheTinaVasquez of @Rewire_News on #Immigration — #KatieSpeakShow Ep163 02/16/2019

Links to on-air references:

My take…

“The Trump Administration Wants to Detain Migrant Kids at Toxic Waste Sites (Updated)” via Rewire.News

Audre Lorde self-care quote via Know Your IX: “Dealing with Activist Burn-Out and Self-Care”


“‘We Have No Stability Right Now’: When Your Husband’s Freedom Is at ICE Agent’s Discretion (Updated)” via Rewire.News

“ICE Workplace Raid Roils Immigrant Community in North Carolina (Updated)” via Rewire.News

“When Love Is Not Enough: The Health Toll of Immigration Enforcement (Updated)” via Rewire.News

“Self-Induced Abortion’s Risks Could Leave Immigrant Women Choiceness” via Rewire.News

“Three Narratives to Nix From Your Immigration Reporting in 2019” via Rewire.News

“When I say that journalism does people real harm:” … from Tina Vasquez

exchange with Liza Fuentes/Guttmacher re: “angel moms”

“Trump has a long history of fearmongering about immigrant murder”

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Tina Vasquez: Twitter; Rewire.News

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