Raising the Bar: Federal Immigration Agencies
In the early hours of September 11, 2001, one of the most catastrophic events in the United States occurred. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and those aboard the hijacked planes. Following these events, former President George W. Bush introduced the Homeland Security Act of 2002, in hopes to protect the country from another terrorist attack. And one year later, immigration agencies like U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), were born.
Nearly two decades after the 9/11 attacks, immigration enforcement has come under fire because of major racial discrimination. Activists have sparked a conversation for immigration agencies to be regulated or banned. Under the current administration, immigration policies have become stricter towards non-Europeans, specially those of Muslim and Latino/a/x descent.
Raising the Bar hosts Jason Clark, President of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association and Attorney Adeola Adejobi are joined by Anu Joshi, Senior Director of Immigrant Rights & Policy at New York Immigration Coalition, and Alvin Bragg, Co-Director of New York Law School’s Racial Justice Program to discuss Federal Immigration Agencies.
Aired on October 6th, 2019
Co-hosts Jason Clark, President of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA), Attorney Adeola Adejobi, and their guests discuss legal issues facing the African American community.
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