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DeportationNation.org tracks stories from detention centers

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friends Renée Feltz and Stokely Baksh, creaters of the Business of Detention website, are back with a new project - Deportation Nation - aimed at critically reporting on Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Secure Communities program.  Secure Communities utilizes an extensive database to track anyone booked into many local jails around the country for their immigration status, and has been criticized by immigrant rights and civil liberties organizations for streamling immigrants, even those only charged with minor offenses, into detention and deportation proceedings. Amongst the really interesting features at Deportation Nation is an ambitious effort to collected detained people's voices through a hotline system.  We'll keep you posted on Deportation Nation's progress, but for now, check out the terrific new site.

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