Detention, Deportation, and the Drug War: The Impact of the War on Drugs on Immigrant Rights in the U.S. #DPA

Detention, Deportation, and the Drug War: The Impact of the War on Drugs on Immigrant Rights in the US
Immigrants arrested on drug charges face not just the criminal justice system, but the immigration system as well. Tens of thousands of legal residents and other noncitizens are deported for drug law violations each year. What efforts are under way to protect immigrants from this? How are drug policy reformers and immigrant rights advocates working together – or not? How can we better understand the intersection of the drug war and immigration? And how can we effectively mitigate the harmful impacts of drug laws on immigrant communities by organizing immigrant communities around drug law reform?

Private Prisons and ALEC have lobbied for minimum mandatory drug sentencing laws, AZ Copycat legislation, 3 Strikes Laws, and “tough on crime” laws. Join us in talking about how to bridge Drug Policy and Immigration Policy.

Facilitator: Loren Siegel, Co-Director, Marijuana Arrest Research Project, Brooklyn, NY

  • Donald Anthonyson, Organizer, Families for Freedom, New York, NY
  • Daniel Carrillo, Field Organizer, Enlace, Los Angeles, CA
  • Jumana Musa, Deputy Director, Rights Working Group, Washington, DC
  • Hans Myer, Policy Director, Colorado Criminal Justice Coalition, Denver, CO
  • Theshia Naidoo, Staff Attorney, Drug Policy Alliance, Berkeley, CA

Detention, Deportation, and the Drug War: The Impact of the War on Drugs on Immigrant Rights in the U.S.

Session Date: Thursday, November 3, 2011
Session Time: 1:45pm – 3:15pm
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