The Human Face of Immigration
By Jon Sievert
Journalist Margaret Regan reveals the human face and the consequences of US immigration policy at this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service.
“The Human Face of Immigration”
With Margaret Regan
Sun, Apr 3, 10:30am
La Posada de la Aldea
Ancha de San Antonio 15
In the current US presidential campaign, the future of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States has been hotly debated. Margaret Regan puts a human face on the controversy, describing what happens to real-life undocumented immigrants when they’re suddenly caught by the authorities and torn away from their families. Regan tells the stories of mothers and fathers incarcerated in poor conditions in immigration detention centers run by for-profit prison corporations. And she looks at immigrants who have been deported back over the border to Mexico, a country many of them hardly know.
A longtime journalist in Tucson, Arizona, Margaret Regan is the author of two award-winning books on immigration. Detained and Deported: Stories of Immigrant Families Under Fire (2015) looks at the fate of undocumented immigrants who are arrested long after they’ve established lives and families in the United States. Her earlier book, The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories of the Arizona Borderlands (2010) investigates the tragedy of migrant deaths in the desert.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Margaret has been writing for the Tucson Weekly since 1990. She has won many journalism prizes for her border reporting, her arts criticism, and her stories on the Irish immigrant experience.
The UU Fellowship meets every Sunday at 10:30am at the La Posada de la Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15, and welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Visitors are invited to attend the service and join the UUs for coffee and snacks afterwards. The room is wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit our website at www.uufsma.org.