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Immigration, Detention and Trans Rights

Episode Description

In this episode, Imara has important conversations about the intersection of immigration and trans experiences. Maria Hinojosa, founder of The Futuro Media Group and co-host of In The Thick, discusses her new book, the importance of diverse voices in journalism, and how the arrest of an undocumented trans woman highlighted some of the earliest abuses of power from the Trump administration. 

Transform: Isa Noyola, deputy Director of an organization centering Latinx people in social justice movements called Mijente, discusses her work around abolishing systems that oppress trans immigrant communities of color. This segment contains details of the death of Roxana Hernandez in ICE custody. 

Trans Joy: Dagoberto Bailon of Trans Queer Pueblo, a collective of trans and queer migrants of color, discusses the mutual aid efforts of the organization since the start of COVID. 

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