Imprisonment of Undocumented Immigrants in Today's United States with Sam Mihara

Imprisonment of Undocumented Immigrants in Today's United States with Sam Mihara


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Join Sam Mihara for a discussion of his research and site visits to prisons for undocumented immigrant families in the United States. Drawing on his personal history as a prisoner in an internment camp during WWII, Sam asks and answers the question “Can such civil rights and human rights violations happen again to others?”

This seminar is a study of today’s prisons for undocumented immigrant families. Mr. Mihara has visited many family detention centers in California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, and Pennsylvania. This presentation will describe the life of typical migrant families starting at a port of entry and be illustrated with photos of segregating families into single parents, mothers with children, and children without parents or guardians.

This presentation will include photos of various prisons including the use of technology to deter escape. Mr. Mihara talked directly to many immigrants including recently released children ad will describe their life inside the prisons, including problems on living quarters, food, education, and medical support, or lack thereof.

Led by Sam Mihara, a survivor of forced incarceration, this seminar will look at the current state of incarceration of undocumented immigrants and compare it to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Mr. Mihara has spoken to over 60,000 people across the country and his podcast has reached over 2.5 million listeners. His presentation seeks to share his personal experiences and also educate future generations about this difficult chapter of United States history.

Sam Mihara speaks about his personal experience as a prisoner during World War II in his seminar Japanese-American Imprisonment in the USA: A Personal History of World War II with Sam Mihara

Sam Mihara is a second-generation Japanese American (Nisei) born and raised in San Francisco. When World War II broke out, the U.S. government forced Sam, at age 9, to move to the Heart Mountain, Wyoming prison camp. Conditions at the prison were miserable. After the war ended, the family returned to S.F. where he attended U.C. Berkeley undergraduate and UCLA graduate schools, earning engineering degrees. Sam joined the Boeing Company where he became a rocket scientist and executive on space programs. Following retirement, Sam changed careers - he became a national speaker on the topic of mass imprisonment. Sam speaks to educators and students about his wartime experience. He has spoken to over 60,000 teachers and students in the last few years. Sam was awarded the prestigious Paul Gagnon Prize as the history educator of the year 2018.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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