The New School Present: The Detention Dilemma: Families, Security and Immigrant Rights
Recent reports draw attention to the continuing expansion and privatization of immigrant detention centers and the violation of immigrants' rights throughout the process of detention and deportation. What are the effects of the current situation on individuals who spend months or years in detention, and on their families? Can the detention system do a better job of balancing the country's core values as a nation of immigrants and promoter of human rights with concerns regarding the enforcement of existing laws and enhancing border security?
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• Valeria Fernandez, independent journalist
• Amy Gottlieb, attorney and program director, Immigrant Rights Program at the American Friends Service Committee
• Maria Hinojosa of the FRONTLINE documentary Lost in Detention; President & CEO, Futuro Media Group
• Jackie Vimo, director of Advocacy, New York Immigration Coalition
• John Rudolph, executive director, Feet in Two Worlds
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Presented by the Center for New York City Affairs, Feet in Two Worlds, Lang Global Studies Global Migration Group, and the New School for Social Research International Center for Migration, Ethnicity, and Citizenship.
Location: Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall.
02/23/2012 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Valeria Fernández is an independent journalist in Phoenix, Arizona. She worked for La Voz newspaper for the last six years covering the immigration beat. The National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP) named her the 2004 Latina Journalist of the Year and recognized her sustained coverage of Proposition 200, Arizona's first immigration law, and her series on Maricopa County Sheriff's immigration raids in Hispanic neighborhoods with national awards. Her articles on immigration have been published in La Opinión of Los Angeles and Colorlines magazine, and honored numerous times by the Arizona Press Club and the Arizona Newspaper Association. She is currently a guest contributor on www.racewire.org. Valeria was born and raised in Montevideo, Uruguay and moved to the United States ten years ago.
Amy Gottlieb is the Program Director of the American Friends Service Committee Immigrant Rights Program in Newark, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees. She graduated from Rutgers Law School-Newark in 1996, and has represented intending immigrants in family-based petitions and applicants for asylum before the INS asylum office, the Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and in federal court.
Gottlieb supervises AFSC’s Legal Services, Community Organizing, and Outreach and Education projects. She has worked as a cooperating attorney with the Women’s Rights Litigation Clinic and the Constitutional Litigation Clinic at Rutgers Law School. Gottlieb also provides training on immigration law to attorneys and social service providers in New Jersey.
Gottlieb, who is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the National Lawyers Guild National Immigration Project, received the Richard J. Hughes Public Interest Award from Seton Hall Law School. She is a board member of the New Jersey Immigration Policy Network, La Fuente, and the Rutgers Law School – Newark Loan Repayment Assistance Program, and also serves on the Immigration and Nationality Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, as well as the Minority Concerns Committee of the Hudson County Court System.
For 25 years, Maria Hinojosa has helped tell America's untold stories and brought to light unsung heroes in America and abroad. In April 2010, Hinojosa launched The Futuro Media Group with the mission to produce multi-platform, community-based journalism that gives critical voice to the voiceless by harnessing the power of independent media to tell stories that are overlooked or under reported by traditional media.
As the anchor and executive producer of the long-running weekly NPR show Latino USA, and as anchor of the Emmy Award-winning talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One from WGBH/ La Plaza, Hinojosa has informed millions of Americans about the fastest growing group in our country. Previously, a Senior Correspondent for NOW on PBS, and currently, a rotating anchor for Need to Know, Hinojosa has reported hundreds of important stories—from the immigrant work camps in NOLA after Katrina, to teen girl victims of sexual harassment on the job, to Emmy Award-winning stories of the poor in Alabama.
Hinojosa has won top honors in American journalism including 4 Emmys, the 2012 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Reporting on the Disadvantaged, the Studs Terkel Community Media Award, and the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Overseas Press Club for best documentary for her groundbreaking "Child Brides: Stolen Lives." In 2009, Hinojosa was honored with an AWRT Gracie Award for Individual Achievement as Best TV correspondent. In 2010 she was awarded an honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, by DePaul University in Chicago, as well as the Sidney Hillman Prize honoring her social and economic justice reporting. In 2012 she additionally received an honorary degree from Simmons College, was named among the top 25 Latinos in Contemporary American Culture by the Huffington Post, and gave the prestigious Ware Lecture. In 2013, Hinojosa will be teaching at DePaul University as the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz chair of the Latin American and Latino Studies program.
Throughout her career Hinojosa has helped define the conversation about our times and our society with one of the most authentic voices in broadcast. Hinojosa is the author of two books including a motherhood memoir, Raising Raul: Adventures Raising Myself and My Son. She was born in Mexico City, raised in Chicago, and received her BA from Barnard College.
In 2004, John began developing the concept for a radio documentary exploring the lives of new immigrants in New York City and using ethnic media journalists to do the reporting. Working with Andrew White at the Center for NYC Affairs at The New School, WNYC and Minnesota Public Radio, John produced the award-winning documentary "Feet in Two Worlds: Immigrants in a Global City." Since then, the Feet in Two Worlds project has brought the work of dozens of immigrant journalists to public radio and the Web, and has helped many of them advance their careers. John's career in radio spans more than three decades. He has reported on a wide variety of subjects including presidential politics, climate change, genetics, and of course immigration.
Advocacy director for the New York Immigration Coalition