Titled Unlocking Liberty: A Way Forward for U.S. Immigration Detention Policy, the report reveals that on any given day more than 33,000 immigrants are imprisoned in a national network of about 250 federal, state, private and local jails.
"One of the disappointments I was left with after watching Lost in Detention was the way the show seemed to serve as a mic for the excuses given by the Obama administration for the terror it’s policies create."
Last year, the Obama administration set new records for detaining and deporting immigrants who were inside the country illegally. FRONTLINE correspondent Maria Hinojosa takes a penetrating look at Obama’s vastly expanded immigration net, explores the controversial Secure Communities enforcement program and goes inside the hidden world of immigration detention in Lost in Detention, airing Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011,
Latino activists said Monday they are planning a national "day of action" to protest President Barack Obama and demand an end to a controversial program involving local officials in immigration enforcement.