My book, Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants, has been out for about a month and the message that the United States hasn’t always locked up so many migrants is receiving exciting attention. I was recently on “Morning Joe,” MSNBC’s morning news show, to talk about the bipartisan tradition of supporting immigration prisons. If you missed it, watch my conversation with Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and their colleagues now.
The book has also received a lot of insightful coverage from other journalists. At the Texas Observer, Gus Bova says the book “makes the reader rethink immigrant detention altogether.” At The Intercept, Cora Currier writes that Migrating to Prison “lays out in a lucid, linear fashion the evolution of immigration law and its enforcement in the United States.” I spoke with Jeremy Hobson for NPR’s Here & Now. While I was in Seattle for my talk at Town Hall Seattle, I stopped by its NPR affiliate KUOW for an interview with The Record and also appeared on the local NBC affiliate.
For a complete list of my interviews, visit my blog crimmigration.com. And while you’re there, make sure to check out the list of cities I’ll be visiting starting in mid-January to speak about Migrating to Prison.