Wednesday, October 19, 2011
"Walker Percy" documentary airs on PBS; story of a southern intellectual author
PBS Frontline on Tuesday night aired “Lost in Detention”, a one hour documentary about the continued tough policies illegal immigration practiced by the Obama administration, continuing the policies of Bush. The Obama administration says it is simply enforcing the law.
At issue is the Secure Communities Program. People who look like possible immigrants get stopped for minor traffic violations and detained when they don’t have proper documentation. They are processed by ICE, the US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Often, they do not have the right to due process or legal representation if they do not have documentation.
Many have been sent to detention centers, including one “tent city” on the Texas-Mexico border near Brownsville. Females have been subject to abuse.
Some of the film covered his time in Greenville, MS, making it a cultural center of the deep South.
Here is the PBS Frontline link.
Here is the WETA link.