Topic: Rise to Reunite, Al Orto Lado, Family Reunification, US-Mexico Border,
Segment: Rise to Reunite: Don’t be Afraid to Take a Stand Against Government Policies of Hate
Participants: Angeline Chen, Attorney and Co-founder of Rise to Reunite
Broadcast Air Date: 01/17/19
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
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-Rise to Reunite , “We are a volunteer group of immigration attorneys and community members dedicated to helping reunite children with their families at the border.”
– Al Otro Lado, ” We are a bi-national, social justice legal services organization serving indigent deportees, migrants, and refugees in Tijuana, Mexico.”
-How do we support one another as humans?
-There are over 20,000 migrants in Tijuana, waiting immigration proceeding.
– What is the Migrant Persecution Protocol?
– Why does the government send Central Americans to Tijuana to wait for their immigration proceeding?
– How are the migrant shelters funded?
– What is the experience of children at the shelters?
-How do we motivate people to do more to help the people seeking asylum?
-How do we make sense of the US government’s action of taking children from their parents?
-What is the difference in the detention of men versus detaining women with children?
-What is the motive for applying torture tactics on the people being detained?
-Why are people purposefully being kept in hieleras, ice boxes ?
-If border enforcement officers are not following explicit instructions, then why do they puncture water bottles, keep the lights on at night and take away people’s extra clothing to cause injury?
-Are officials being guided by a policy of hatred?
-If the courts ended the zero-tolerance policy, then why are families being separated?
-What is the relationship between the history of US intervention in Central America and the present immigration movements?
-What happens when we recognize the humanity of one another and question the policies of violence imposed by nations?
-What is the lasting trauma effect on children resulting from being detained and separated from their families?
-How are national policies different from human policies?
-Don’t be afraid to take a stand.