The fourteenth in the series Bill of Rights Radio Education Project, co-sponsored by the Pacifica Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union, with major funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This episode explores the historical and legal basis for the wartime internment of Japanese-Americans, the detention of Haitian refugees, and the tactics of the INS Operation JOBS. Produced by Ginna Allison and Adi Gevins with Michael Yoshida.
Folio notes: "Without Due Process: Prejudice in the Application of the Bill of Rights to Citizens and Non-Citizens. 'Give me your tired, your poor…your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.' These words have never been as untarnished as they might seem. Using current and historic incidents: the wartime internment of American citizens of Japanese descent, the detention of Haitian refugees, the immigration and naturalization service’s “operation jobs,” this program explores the differential application of the freedoms protected, and rights guaranteed by the constitution. We look at the historical and legal contexts, and the ethical and moral problems which should inform the current debate over policy towards ethnically distinct groups of American citizens, legal and illegal non-citizen residents, and refugees. Produced by the Bill of Rights Radio Education Project."