Thursday, March 18, 2010

Facing Deportation

I learned about this website and wanted to pass it along. There are videos posted that depict how families are affected by immigration policies in North Carolina.


About the website:

For each person detained in immigration actions, an estimated
additional 3.5 people are directly affected. Those affected are
mothers, fathers, children and spouses.

An estimated 35,000 people were placed in detention proceedings during
2008, many of them through the efforts of local law-enforcement
agencies that partner with the Department of Homeland Security to
detain and remove illegal aliens. That means immigration proceedings
disrupted an estimated 122,500 lives in the U.S last year.

The purpose of this site is to tell the stories of those left behind
when an undocumented immigrant is put in custody and to explain how
the system works.

This site is a professional thesis project completed by Eileen Mignoni
in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of
Arts in Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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