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My name is Saadia Khan. I am a social entrepreneur and the founder and host of Immigrantly. Immigrantly is a weekly podcast that deconstructs the archaic stereotypes of what it means to be an immigrant, a child of immigrants, a person of color, and everything in between. Each episode brings a fresh perspective on the issues we address. Our conversations are complex, challenging, and oftentimes messy. But I wouldn’t trade the messiness for anything, because what we have created instead is a new, ongoing dialogue full of rich nuances.

Jun 28, 2022

In September 2021, when the images of border patrol agents whipping a group of Haitian migrants in Del Rio, Texas, came to light, national outrage broke out. But as all news cycles go, the rage eventually died out. The publications moved on to other stories, and the social media posts changed. 

But the reality is, there was so much more to the story. 

What happened to these migrants after they were denied their right to seek asylum and forcefully detained? In this episode, we break down the legal framework that allowed the existence of the “Del Rio Encampment” with Sarah Decker. She’s a Staff Attorney at Robert F Kennedy Human Rights, an organization that advocates for human rights issues and pursues strategic litigation to hold governments accountable on both the domestic and international levels. Sarah is also the co-author of “Beyond The Bridge,” a 2022 report documenting abuses toward Haitian immigrants in the Texas-based encampment.

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Host & Executive Producer: Saadia Khan I Associate Producer: Kinza Muzahir I Content Writer: Sarah Doh I Sound Designer & Editor: Manni Simon I Immigrantly Theme Music: Evan Ray Suzuki I Other Music: Epidemic Sounds

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