Today 30 Minutes features excerpts from the closing celebration of Raices Taller‘s July 2015 exhibition “Chubasco” – a tribute to Tucson’s annual monsoon season. The event featured readings by author Margaret Regan and music by Pablo Peregrina.
Margaret Regan read from her book “Detained and Deported”. The award-winning investigative reporter’s new book is an intimate look at the people ensnared by the U.S. detention and deportation system — the largest in the world.
Drawing on years of reporting in the Arizona-Mexico borderlands, journalist Margaret Regan tells their poignant stories. Regan demonstrates how increasingly draconian detention and deportation policies have broadened police powers, while enriching a private prison industry whose profits are derived from human suffering. She also documents the rise of resistance, profiling activists and young immigrant “dreamers” who are fighting for the rights of the undocumented.
Margaret Regan is the author of the award-winning book The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona Borderlands, a 2010 Southwest Book of the Year. An editor and writer at the Tucson Weekly, Regan has won many regional and national prizes for her immigration reporting.
Pablo Peregrina is a troubadour by trade. The Sonoran-born Peregrina has released 2 CD’s of original music – “Border Stories and Songs” and “Traveling Soles”. As a human rights activist and volunteer Pablo strives to create awareness through music.
Part 1 of a 3 part series. Recorded and Produced by Amanda Shauger