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!


- 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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