Tim Heidecker has released a new one-off topical song, “The Ballad of ICE Agent Ray.” (It follows last months’ “Jonathan’s Golden Wings.”) This one is a sickly-sweet Randy Newman-style number about a federal immigration officer who spends his days sipping Mountain Dew and separating mot
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November 13, 2013
Dave Pierre and Families For Freedom Executive Director Abraham Paulos were at the Democracy Now! studios on November 13 to discuss the injustices behind mandatory detention. Dave tells his story after 1,144 days of immigration detention.
April 08, 2013
Families For Freedom in Democracy Now!
Families For Freedom's Esther Portillo was interviewed by Democracy Now! during our action outside of Senator Schumer's office last week, calling attention to his ties to private prison industry lobbyists. Forward to 8:30 for the interview!
February 20, 2013
Some lawmakers insist on increased "enforcement" as a precondition for immigration reform. Will this lead to increased profiling and incarceration for certain groups?
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Ivan Stobert was in many ways the ideal immigrant. In 2006, he traveled from Moldova to the United States on a visa. While here, he fell in love and in 2008 married a U.S. citizen. He became a permanent legal resident, bought a house in the Atlanta area and started a cleaning business. Ivan Stobert, a 25 year-old Moldovan national, speaks to his lawyer from his home in Atlanta. Despite holding a green card, he says he spent nearly a year in the Etowah County Detention Center last fall after accidentally checking the "U.S. citizen" box on a motorcycle license application. “Finally I made my dream,” Stobert told NBC News. “I buy my house, I have my business. I thought, ‘Wow, I love America!’” But the love affair ended in December 2010, when the slight 25-year-old found himself locked up indefinitely in the Etowah County Detention Center in northeast Alabama, charged with an aggravated felony and facing deportation.
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