Deportation Court: The Real Effects of Operation Streamline
Under Operation Streamline, harsher penalties for repeated attempts to cross the US-Mexico border yield little when it comes to actually deterring migrants, while ushering in troubling trends in the way such cases are adjudicated.
Arizona ranks first in both the deaths of migrants attempting to enter the country, and the number of migrants apprehended, with Border Patrol in the Tucson Sector making 4.6 million arrests from 2000-2013.
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In "Detained and Deported: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire," journalist Margaret Regan takes an inside look at the detention and deportation system on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, telling the fraught and complicated stories of immigrants facing abrupt expulsion from the only homes they have, sending them back to countries they do not know.