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The Morning Edge 08/26/13
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Guest: Grey Torrico-Caceros is the Soros Justice Fellow and Enforcement Organizer of Florida Immigrant Coalition http://floridaimmigrant.org/our-work/detentions-deportations/.

Grey was born in Iquique, Chile and brought to the United States at the age of 7. She has lived in Naples, Florida for the past 17 years and her experiences with discrimination and racial isolation have shaped the core of her organizing principles and beliefs around equality, liberation and justice. She founded CHISPAS in 2008, a student-led organization at the University of Florida that unites immigrant youth to support immigrant integration and empowerment. She graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish. She is currently an Open Society Foundation Fellow conducting a racial profiling documentation project while mentoring others throughout the state. She also sits on the Board of the local ACLU chapter as Immigration Committee Chair.

Grey discusses Florida specific immigration enforcement issues including detention and deportation of families and racial profiling; impact of programs like Secure Communities, 287g and CAP; informing undocumented communities about their rights and what to do if they are detained in Florida; what must happen in order to stop the criminalization of immigrants.

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