ICE agents, protesters in Somerville, Mass., a still from the PBS film, "Ovarian Psycos," and the U.S.-Mexico border fence near El Paso, Texas.

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Latinx News: ICE's Problematic Policy, Border Wall Woes, LA's 'Ovarian Psycos'

March 31, 2017

What's the deal with ICE's new detainer policy? Is Saturday Night Live's Michael Che right: Is Boston racist? And the fight between Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone and Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson gets heated on social media. All that and more in this week's Latinx roundtable!

Guests:

- Julio Ricardo Varela, digital editor for the Futuro Media Group, co-host of the podcast “In The Thick," contributor to NPR’s Latino USA and founder of Latino Rebels. Follow Julio on Twitter.

- Marcela Garcia, bilingual journalist and editorial writer, columnist and editorial board member for the Boston Globe. Follow Marcela on Twitter.

Stories and content we discussed on this week's roundtable:

- Washington Post: "These Hispanic contractors offered to build Trump’s border wall. Then the death threats began"

Latino USA: "National Immigrant Rights Group Slams ICE’s New Detainer Policy"

- Latino USA: "In Boston, Federal Judge Holds One Vermont Immigrant Activist, Releases Two Others"

- Boston Globe: "Somerville mayor calls Bristol sheriff ‘jack-booted thug’ in sanctuary spat"

- Boston Globe opinion: "Yes, Boston, you are racist"

A clip from the PBS Independent Lens film, "Ovarian Psycos"

Watch the full film now on PBS Independent Lens, available up to April 26.


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