Video of Imprisoned, Forgotten, and Deported now available online

On October 13-14, 2011, the Jesuit Social Research Institute, Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida, and five other organizations sponsored a conference entitled Imprisoned, Forgotten, and Deported: Immigration Detention, Advocacy, and the Faith Community at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. The conference focused on immigration detention and presenting an in-depth look at the reality of detention in the United States, particularly in the South.

Video footage of the entire conference is available online through YouTube.  Please click on the links below to access the footage of each conference session.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Program Introduction

  • Philip J. Williams, Director, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida
  • Dean Maria Pabón López, Dean, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Keynote Address: The Economics of Prison and Immigration Law

  • Laura Sullivan, National Public Radio

Panel One: The Realities of Immigrant Detention: Politics and Economics

  • Aaron Schneider, Tulane University (moderator)
  • Dora Schriro, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Corrections (panelist)
  • Bob Libal, Grassroots Leadership, Texas (panelist)
  • Alger Kendall, Jr, retired judge, Karnes County, Texas (panelist)

Interview: Omar Hassan, former detainee

  • Interviewed by Sue Weishar, Jesuit Social Research Institute, Loyola University New Orleans

Panel Two: Race, Illegality, and Detention

  • Manuel Vásquez, University of Florida (moderator)
  • Tamara Nopper, Temple University (panelist)
  • Ted Quant, Twomey Center, Loyola University New Orleans (panelist)
  • Alex Mikulich, Jesuit Social Research Institute, Loyola University New Orleans (panelist)
  • Kenneth Nunn, University of Florida Law School (panelist)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Keynote Address: A Liberationist Response to Immigrant Detention

  • Miguel De La Torre, Iliff School of Theology, Denver

Panel Three: Religious Responses to Detention

  • Marie Friedmann Marquardt, Emory University (moderator)
  • Anton Flores, Alterna, Atlanta (panelist)
  • Rev. David Fraccaro, Faith Action International House, NC (panelist)
  • Sister Jo Ann Persch, Sisters of Mercy, Chicago (panelist)

Panel Four: Advocacy Strategies

  • Sue Weishar, Jesuit Social Research Institute, Loyola University New Orleans (moderator)
  • Bill Quigley, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law (panelist)
  • Jacinta Gonzales, New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (panelist)
  • Hiroko Kusuda, Loyola University New Orleans Immigration Law Clinic (panelist)

Keynote Panel: Changing the Conversation in the Public Square

  • Timothy J. Steigenga, Florida Atlantic University (moderator)
  • Frank Sharry, America’s Voice (panelist)
  • Donald Kerwin, Center for Migration Studies (panelist)
  • Andrea Black, Detention Watch Network (panelist)

Closing Remarks

  • Fr. Fred Kammer, SJ, Director, Jesuit Social Research Institute, Loyola University New Orleans