In her dissent on the travel ban ruling, Justice Sotomayor invoked Korematsu v. United States, a 1944 Supreme Court decision that found it legal to hold Japanese Americans in internment camps during World War II. We look back at that decision and at whether the racial motivations then are similar to those we are seeing today. We follow our look at the immigration courts with a look at criminal courts handling the fallout from zero tolerance; we watch the Nigeria and Argentina game with spectators at Buka in Brooklyn; a look at results from primaries that were held in Colorado, New York, Maryland, Utah, and Oklahoma; and we visit the history of the Zoot Suit Riots of 1942 with Margarita Engle, first Latino to receive the honor of being a Young People’s Poet Laureate.
This week on The Takeaway Friday with Amy Walter, a big look at immigration from history and political strategies to consequences and the current state of immigration and the electorate. After announcing a zero tolerance at the border and the forced separation of children from their parents, outrage grew - from the media, the public and politicians on both sides of the aisle. We hear from a Republican strategist who was at the center of an immigration debate weighs in on how the party has responded historically and if they have learned from past mistakes; experts discuss how the Democrats have lost their way when it comes to immigration reform and what they need to address to keep progressives happy; and a look at how Latino voters are responding to the rhetoric surrounding immigration.
Up first, we take a look at the money behind private corrections and detention operators via a comprehensive report from the Corrections Accountability Project. Then, we talk to a self-described lifelong Republican Reverend about how he got interested in immigration, and why faith leaders chose to speak out now; we have a conversation about the farm bill with a Latino farmer who owns a small organic farm in CA; plus, a look at a documentary following the first eight months of a refugee resettlement.
December 15, 2016:
1. Refugees Cry Out: Who Will Save Syria? (13 min)
2. How Damaging are Trump's Conflicts of Interest? (6 min)
3. Feds Put Spotlight on Texas Special Education (4 min)
4. Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates For Second Time in a Decade (4 min)
5. 1 Billion Yahoo Accounts Hacked (6 min)
6. How Glam Reinvented Rock, Identity, and Culture in the 1970s (8 min)
January 20, 2016: 1. #OscarsSoWhite: How the Hollywood Machine Plays Racial Politics | 2. Ambassador Samantha Power: Politics Gets Personal | 3. From Gang Life to Life on Campus | 4. New Doc Chronicles Innovative Life in a Syrian Refugee Camp