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The Detention Dilemma: A Panel Discussion on Families, Security and Immigrant Rights

Recent reports draw attention to the continuing expansion and privatization of immigrant detention centers and the violation of immigrants’ rights throughout the process of detention and deportation. What are the effects of the current situation on individuals who spend months or years in detention, and on their families? Can the detention system do a better job of balancing the country’s core values as a nation of immigrants and promoter of human rights with concerns regarding the enforcement of existing laws and enhancing border security?

On Thursday, February 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., the Center for New York City Affairs presents a panel discussion with Valeria Fernandez, independent journalist; Amy Gottlieb, attorney and program director, Immigrant Rights Program at the American Friends Service Committee; Maria Hinojosa of the FRONTLINE documentary Lost in Detention and President & CEO, Futuro Media Group; Jackie Vimo, director of Advocacy, New York Immigration Coalition; and moderator John Rudolph, executive director, Feet in Two Worlds.

The Detention Dilemma will take place at Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor. Tickets are free but must be reserved at The panel is presented in partnership with Feet in Two Worlds, Eugene Lang College Global Studies Global Migration Group, and the New School for Social Research International Center for Migration, Ethnicity, and Citizenship.


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