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How Much Sexual Abuse Gets "Lost in Detention"?
FRONTLINE and the Investigative Reporting Workshop uncover little evidence that allegations have led to deep investigations
October 19, 2011
Live Chat 1 p.m. ET: Detained in America
Read the full transcript of our live chat with Maria Hinojosa, producer Catherine Rentz and Univision's Tifani Roberts about "Lost in Detention."
October 18, 2011
Map: The U.S. Immigration Detention Boom
A visual look at the fastest-growing incarceration system in the United States, from 1981 to the present.
October 18, 2011
Roberto Suro: Obama's Immigration Conundrum
Obama is facing "quite a negative legacy on an issue that has cried out for policy-making," says Suro, a professor at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism and the School of Policy, Planning and Development at the University of Southern California.
October 18, 2011
Cecilia Muñoz: "Even Broken Laws Have to be Enforced."
Muñoz has dedicated her career to immigration civil rights, both as a MacArthur fellow and as a senior vice president for the National Council of La Raza. She currently serves as President Obama's director of intergovernmental affairs, and explains the administration's current immigration policy: tough enforcement and a record number of deportations, while simultaneously trying to build bipartisan support for comprehensive immigration reform.
October 18, 2011
What Are Immigration Detainees' Legal Rights?
How long can immigrants be held? Who are their advocates? We asked Mark Fleming, the national litigation coordinator for the National Immigration Justice Center, for some basic information about legal rights in the immigration detention system.
October 18, 2011
Sheriff Mark Curran: Why He Changed His Mind About Secure Communities
Curran, the Republican sheriff of Lake County, Ill., was initially onboard with the Obama administrations immigration program known as Secure Communities: "When you have local, state and federal law enforcement all sharing information, all working together, ... that's when we work best." After seeing it in action, however, he's become an outspoken critic.
October 18, 2011