Sat, 23 June 2012
On this week's episode of Radio Against Apartheid, we discuss the corrupted immigration and deportation programs of the governments of the United States and Israel.
Last Sunday, June 17, Israel began the mass deportation of South Sudanese residents of Israel back to South Sudan (pics). Approximately 1,000 people were targeted for deportation, with some volunteering to go, and others being rounded up in police raids in the middle of the night, or being given deportation notices on the streets of Tel Aviv.
The Interior Minister of Israel and the Prime Minster of Israel have both vowed to take steps to deport the approximately 60,000 African migrants and refugees currently living in Israel, claiming that they are a threat to the Jewish character of the state of Israel.
The targeting of a specific community for detention and deportation based on their immigration status and the color of their skin is not unique to the state of Israel. In the United States, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is responsible for the process. Under the Obama Administration alone, there have been over 1.2 deportations from the United States based on immigration status. The policy was no better under previous presidents.
DJ Ev Daddy and Matt Graber are joined by their good friend Faye to discuss the immigration policy in the United States, and Obama's recent Executive Order to suspend deportations for approximately 800,000 people living in the United States.
Juntos, an organization of Latino residents of Philadelphia, and their youth advocacy group, FUERZA, "consider this mandate to be a step in the right direction, but [it] is not the solution to a broken immigration system."
What do you think?
Direct download: Episode_32_-_Violent_Deportations_in_US__Israel.mp3
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