In the last six weeks, nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their parents after crossing the southern border without proper documentation. While their parents are sent to immigration detention centers or to jail, the children are sent to government facilities or foster care. The move is part of the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy.
Activists across the country are protesting that policy, and many of those activists are immigrants themselves. This hour, we hear their stories and discuss the challenges they face. They also discuss what they’d like to see in terms of a national policy on immigration. Our guests:
- Gabriela Quintanilla, Western New York Associate Coordinator for Rural & Migrant Ministry
- West Cosgrove, Western New York Coordinator for Rural & Migrant Ministry
- Cesar Vargas, co-director of the Dream Action Coalition, and New York’s first undocumented attorney admitted to the New York Bar
- Aly Wayne, undocumented immigrant from Senegal, and member of the Syracuse Peace Council and Black Immigration Network Steering Committees