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Immigration Jails Aren't The Answer: TEDx MileHigh

February 11, 2020 (1 min read)

Prof. César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, TEDxMileHigh, Feb. 10, 2020

"Every year, with the support of Republicans & Democrats alike, half a million people are locked up in prisons & detention centers while the government decides if they'll be allowed to stay in the United States. How did we get here? Believe it or not, immigration hasn't always worked this way. Law professor César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández explains how & why we can do better. César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández is a law professor at the University of Denver and the author of two books: Crimmigration Law and Migrating to Prison: America's Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants. His op-eds have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, and Newsweek, and he publishes, a blog about criminal & immigration law. He was a Fulbright scholar in Slovenia and is a member of the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration. César was born & raised in McAllen, Texas, and is a graduate of Brown University and Boston College."