Assignment Instructions: 1) You will watch this FRONTLINE documentary entitle


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Assignment Instructions:
1) You will watch this FRONTLINE documentary entitled “Lost in Detention.” It first aired on the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) in 2011. This investigative report examines President Barack Obama’s “get-tough” immigration policy and the underbelly world of immigration detention that is often unseen by the public.
2) You must watch the entire video. Do not fast-forward the video at any point. http://video.pbs.org/video/2155873891/ (Links to an external site.)
3) You will take notes as you watch the video to help you remember details. You will not turn these notes in as part of the assignment, but they will help you as you answer the short-essay questions.
4) You will then answer 10 short essay questions to demonstrate your understanding of the video content. These questions are worth a total of 200 points. Carefully Note: Each answer must be seven to eight complete, grammatically correct sentences in length. Run spell check on your work before submitting. You will lose 10 points if your work contains spelling and/or grammar errors. You should answer each part of the question in order to receive full points. Your responses must be based ONLY on the video provided. Do not “Google” answers to the questions. I will know if you have done this. Comprehension Short Essay Questions:
Summarize five key facts you learned regarding the state of illegal deportations described in “Lost in Detention.” For example, how many deportations were carried out during the Obama administration compared to the President George Bush (# 43) administration? (+10 points)
Describe in seven to eight sentences how the federal ICE budget is created. (+20 points)
Describe sanctuary cities. Why are they created? Who has the legal authority to declare a sanctuary city? Who has the legal authority to override this designation? (+10 points)
Describe the physical elements of the detention centers you saw in this video. (+5 points) How many ICE detention centers were operated by private companies versus the federal government at the time of this documentary? (+10 points)
Describe how detainees depicted in this documentary were processed and treated during their detention. What is the typical day like for a detainee? (+10 points)
Describe why it is difficult for detention center detainees to gain access to legal counsel. Describe the U.S. Supreme court view. (+20 points)
Describe how privately-operated ICE detention centers can create a system of corruption. (+ 5 points)
What elements of this video surprised you? What elements of this video did you find disturbing? (+ 5 points) 10a. Describe a policy change that you would recommend changing in the current fiscal operations of ICE detention centers. This recommendation must be based upon the facts presented in the video. (+5 points)

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