Univision Features “Lost in Detention”

September 30, 2011

Dozens of U.S.-born children from across the country traveled to the White House with their undocumented parents to march and demonstrate against deportations. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Univision’s Aquí y Ahora aired a lengthy segment this week on our upcoming documentary Lost in Detention, which premieres Oct. 18. Anchored by Tifani Roberts, the report features our correspondent Maria Hinojosa discussing the case of Roxana Garcia.

Garcia was arrested after being pulled over for speeding; though she had no prior criminal convictions, she had been caught crossing the border without a visa in 2003 and she had returned to the U.S. illegally, which is a federal offense. She was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and eventually deported to Mexico. Her husband and five children remain in the U.S.

Facing a backlash over such deportations, the Obama administration in August pledged to review 300,000 ongoing immigration cases and to halt the deportation process for those who have lived in the U.S. for years without committing a crime.

For more on the debate, see our recent news roundup. You can also watch the original Univision report in Spanish here.

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