What are conditions like in CA immigrant detention facilities?


It’s hard to fathom how miserable life in immigrant detention facilities in CA are that detainees are begging to be deported. Parallels abound when thinking about the current treatment of undocumented immigrants caged in pursuit of deportation, and the treatment of Chinese immigrants at Angel Island in the twentieth century. Immigration control and crime and punishment have always been linked in racialized ways that underscore a fundamental mission: deeming certain groups of people unworthy of freedom.


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