Families Torn Apart by Conviction and Deportation: ARC’s International Field Investigation Needs Your Support

By Jorge Rivas May 28, 2009

Families are being torn apart by this country’s cruel criminal justice and immigration policies, separated by detention and deportation. RaceWire co-editors Julianne Hing and Jorge Rivas along with ARC researcher Seth Wessler will report on the intersection of criminal justice and immigration through video, photos and written reports. They will travel to Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica to report on a New York-based family experiencing the brutality of these immigration laws. ARC needs your help to tell the stories of people whose families have been unjustly separated. This project has received a seed grant from the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, but a full investigative report requires several thousand dollars more to be raised. In this tight economy, families with a deported bread-winner are severely impacted. With your help, we can help shed light with our investigation, and demand real solutions to this repeating nightmare. A $50 contribution from 50 supporters like you will help fund our ARC investigation team to interview the deported family members, and produce their stories into RaceWire blogs, ColorLines Magazine features and web videos illuminating this human tragedy. No donation is too large or too small. http://www.arc.org/donate/