This is the 10th in a series of 13 episodes. This documentary includes recorded testimony from hearings before the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians, recorded proceedings of Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) deportation hearings, a tour of Ellis Island, historic news stories, interviews, speeches, and music. Sponsored by the Pacifica Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, with funding from the Deer Creek Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri; and the California Council for the Humanities. Bicentennial Edition researched, edited, and produced by Adi Gevins, 1987, with additional material contributed by Bill Buzenberg, Joe Magleno, and Claire Shoen; engineered by David Rapkin; announcer is Kathy McAnally; original program produced by Ginna Allison and Adi Gevins with Michael Yoshida,1983
KPFA Folio notes: The history of discrimination in the application of such protected rights as freedom of speech, movement and ownership of property and a discussion of the process by which people are accepted or rejected as citizens. Such diverse issues as reparations for United States citizens of Japanese ancestry incarcerated during World War II and the social and political problems caused by the sudden influx of refugees from Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean are also discussed. In recent years, religious Sanctuary movement workers have come under fire from the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), bringing international law into the discussion of the Bill of Rights. Contains recorded testimony from the hearings of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians; recorded proceedings of the INS deportation hearings; a tour of Ellis Island; historic news stories, interviews, speeches and music. Program participants & consultants include: Leo Ribuffo, Professor of History, Geroge Washington University; Wade Henderson, ACLU; Ira Kurzban, Haitian Refugee Center; Dan Stein, Immigration Reform Law Institute; the late Minoru Yasui, attorney.