Of all the people in the United States held behind bars, the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population is immigrants.  Some 400-thousand immigrants are detained every year.  The immigrant detention system is a key element of the Obama administration’s policy that has resulted in the deportation of record numbers of immigrants—those who are undocumented as well as many who are in the country legally.

Recently Feet in Two Worlds held a forum at the New School in New York focused on immigrant detentions.  In this podcast, you'll hear excerpts from remarks by the panelists: journalist Maria Hinojosa; journalist Valeria Fernandez; Jackie Vimo, director of advocacy for the New York Immigration Coalition; and Amy Gottlieb,  director of the American Friends Service Committee Immigrant Rights program in Newark, New Jersey. The moderator was FI2W's John Rudolph.