Audio via @FamiliesFreedom: War on Immigrants Report – Haitian Deportations
via War on Immigrants Report, a segment of Global Movement, Urban Struggles on Pacifica Radio
HOSTED THIS MONTH BY: Donald Anthonyson and Abraham Paulos of Families For Freedom
- Michelle Karshan, a long time social justice activist, has been working with youth and adults in conflict with the law in New York State — both in the community and in prisons — for the past thirty years. When Michelle moved to Haiti in 1996, she founded Alternative Chance — the first reentry program in the world dedicated solely to assisting, and advocating on behalf of, criminal deportees. Alternative Chance is currently a co-petitioner before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights calling on the United States to stop deportations to Haiti. You can find out more information on the website www.AlternativeChance.org and on Facebook at Alternative Chance. For information call 212-613-6033
- Caroline Bettinger-López is an Associate Professor of Clinical Legal education and Director of the Human Rights Clinic at the University of Miami School of Law. Her scholarship, advocacy, and teaching focus on international human rights law and advocacy, including the implementation of human rights norms at the domestic level. Her main regional focus is the United States and Latin America, and her principal areas of interest include violence against women, gender and race discrimination, and immigrants’ rights. Bettinger-López regularly litigates and engages in other forms of advocacy in the Inter-American Human Rights system, federal and state courts and legislative bodies, and the United Nations. Prior to joining Miami Law, Bettinger-López was the Deputy Director of the Human Rights Institute and Lecturer-in-Law and Acting Director of the Human Rights Clinic at Columbia Law School. There, she helped to coordinate the Human Rights in the U.S. Project and Bringing Human Rights Home Lawyers’ Network, a network of over 450 lawyers who are actively involved in domestic human rights strategies in the U.S.
We will also be speaking to two Haitian nationals who are facing deportation to Haiti.