undocumented. unafraid. unashamed.

Have you ever wanted to go up to the person in charge of separating families across the country on a daily basis, to see if they really understand what they are doing? Have you ever felt so frustrated with a system of deaf ears, denials and deportations that you just wanted to cry out? Have you ever wondered if Secretary Napolitano actually hears the voices of those who face ICE’s ravenous deportation machine?

Well, we can assure you that when Secretary Napolitano came to present on a panel at Duke University, she (and the hundreds in the audience and watching online) heard Javier’s story and saw his sister Griselda and our own Alicia stand up and call for his release. Javier’s story isn’t the only one out there, but it does raise some important questions.

We wanted to know- what is the point of a recommendation from DHS if local ICE offices don’t comply? Who is really in charge of deciding which families get to stay together and which are ripped apart? Do ICE offices really report to DHS, or are they ‘going rogue’?

See the video clips and read what we heard in Confronting Secretary Napolitano.

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