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- Natalia Aristizabal from Make The Road, NY explores how MRNY organizes youth to end the school-to-prison and deportation pipeline by addressing school discipline codes eliminating school pushout to jails and detention/deportation systems as well as exposing the corporate backers of privately owned immigrant detention facilities.
- Angie Junck from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center explores the ways justice involved youth are impacted by recent immigration changes.
- Rich Leimseider from the Safe Passage Project, which provides free lawyers to 700 immigrant children in the NYC-area who face deportation despite their strong legal claims to stay in the U.S.
- Silky Shah from the Detention Watch Network, a national coalition of organizations and individuals working to expose and challenge the injustices of the U.S. immigration detention and deportation system.
At least 35,000 children immigrate to the United States every year as unaccompanied minors. Many of those children end up in New York state.
In this episode, we’re joined by Javier Valdes from Make the Road NY and Rich Leimsider of Safe Passage Project. They speak to us about their organizations’ unique approaches to helping the most vulnerable immigrant population—children.
Frederick Douglass told us that “if there is no struggle, there is no progress.” Our guests in this episode of Out Of The Margins embody that sentiment. Join us as we speak with Ernesto Lopez and Leidy Robledo of Puente Movement as they fight for the humanity of immigrants in Arizona.