Its about time that the National Media started paying attention to America’s new Gulag system of immigrant detention. Building remote detention centers with private contractors in places without lawyers, monitoring or relation to the location of the detained immigrant’s family is just not right. Deporting men and woman, many with long term ties to the U.S. without allowing them to go to their homes, get their things and settle their affairs, is just not right. A student in my immigration law class at UGA Law School told me about his spring break trip to Matamoros Mexico where he saw an entire walking convoy of “deportees” returning to Mexico from the US, with their shrink-wrapped boxes containing what little of their life in America they could take with them. This is just not right.

Really America, we can and must do better than this.