Lost in Detention

Last year the Department of Homeland Security detained and deported more than 400,000 undocumented immigrants — the highest number to date.

Tomorrow, Frontline takes a penetrating look at the Obama administration’s vastly expanded immigration net, going deep inside the hidden world of immigration detention in "Lost in Detention."

ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero talks with Frontline correspondent Maria Hinojosa, illustrating the widespread abuses committed inside an immense lock-up system that subjects scores of individuals to unnecessary imprisonment every year. Univision aired an interview with one of the immigrants profiled in "Lost in Detention," Roxana Garcia, last month:

Please note that by playing this clip You Tube and Google will place a long-term cookie on your computer. Please see You Tube's privacy statement on their website and Google's privacy statement on theirs to learn more. To view the ACLU's privacy statement, click here.

"Lost in Detention" airs Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at 9 P.M. ET on PBS.

Learn more about immigration detention: Sign up for breaking news alerts, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook.

Stay Informed