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In this hour, we take a look at the creation of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and how in just fifteen years it’s gone from an agency with wide bipartisan support to a political lightning rod. We’ll hear from a man who has been detained at Bergen County Jail for nearly a year. We’ll talk to people who work at a non-profit organization where ICE had an informant. Plus a retired agent with the Immigration and Naturalization Service explains why he thinks border security should be a priority and ICE needs more resources to do its job. 


Eric Jurek is a 38-year-old Slovakian immigrant who has been detained in Bergen County jail for about a year for overstaying his visa.

Dr. Aviva Chomsky, a Professor of History and coordinator of Latin American Studies at Salem State University and author of Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal

Enrique Balcazar, an advocate for Migrant Justice 

Will Lambek, Communications Director for Migrant Justice

Stiven Lopez-Bender

Michael Cutler, a retired Senior Special Agent of the former INS

Dara Lind, Vox Senior reporter

Cameron Easley, Editor for Washington at Morning Consult

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