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Monday, April 26, 2021
3:45pm – 4:45pm
Please join us for a conversation with Eunice Cho (ACLU National Prison Project), Ju Hui Judy Han (UCLA Gender Studies), and gender studies students at UCLA.
Shadow Prisons: Immigrant Detention in the South (Southern Poverty Law Center, 2016)
As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to deport up to 3 million people, an investigation of immigrant detention centers in the South has found that detainees are routinely denied their due process rights and frequently endure inhumane conditions in isolated facilities that have little oversight from the federal government.
Elderly Korean Immigrant Dies of Apparent Suicide in ICE Custody (Rafu Shimpo, May 23, 2020)
ICE detention facilities were already a human rights emergency before COVID-19 (OC Register, February 1, 2021)
The United States’ moral standing on human rights is at stake.
How ICE’s Mishandling of Covid-19 Fueled Outbreaks Around the Country (New York Times, April 25, 2021)
To date, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has reported over 12,000 virus cases. Our investigation found that the impact of infection extended beyond U.S. detention centers.
Eunice Hyunhye Cho is a Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU National Prison Project. Eunice’s work focuses on challenging unconstitutional conditions in U.S. immigration detention facilities and the expansion of immigration detention. Prior to joining the NPP, Eunice was a Staff Attorney at the ACLU of Washington, where she litigated cases involving the rights of immigrants in detention, incarcerated people, and students with disabilities. She also worked as a Staff Attorney at the Southern Poverty Law Center, where she litigated cases related to immigration enforcement abuse and prison conditions, and authored several reports regarding abuses in immigration detention and immigration court adjudication, including Shadow Prisons: Immigration Detention in the South. Eunice received a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Ju Hui Judy Han is a cultural geographer and Assistant Professor in Gender Studies at UCLA, where she teaches classes on gender and sexuality, Korean studies, (im)mobilities, and comics. Her research and publications concern conservative religious formations, queer activism, and protest cultures. Judy grew up in Seoul and has lived and worked in Los Angeles, Berkeley/Oakland, Vancouver, and Toronto.