Sunday, March 24, 2019

The released immigration detainees who need "hipper clothes"

“The NWDC isn’t a real jail, since the detainees aren’t convicts . . . yet when released, many of them are stranded . . . with no local contacts, no money, and no way to get home. And many of them speak little English. It’s a man-made crisis right in our midst! So now a newly released detainee can walk straight to our welcome van. . . .”

One of my favorite cartoonists, Peter Bagge, went to that van, talked to volunteers and former detainees, and made this multi-page comic about the experience. (Keep clicking the “next” button to read the whole thing.)

“When asked, the volunteers said their most needed items are ‘hipper clothes.’”