Mar 30 • 20M

A horrible fire at an immigration detention center on the American border killed 40 immigrants :: Episode #780 of The Breakdown with Shaun King

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SHOW NOTES: While it's HUGE news around the world, it's hardly gotten any coverage here in the United States. Right on the border with the US, where the United States is refusing to allow immigrants in, a new crisis is forming in Mexico.

Thousands of immigrants that expected to be seen and processed in the United States are piling up in Mexico, which is not remotely prepared to house them.

So, in a makeshift jail on the American border, nearly 40 immigrants, including, men, women, and children were all burned to death in a completely preventable fire. It's a human rights catastrophe. And it was completely preventable.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Shaun King is one of the most followed and shared activists and journalists in the world. In addition to being the Founder and Editor in Chief of The North Star, he also leads the Grassroots Law Project and the Real Justice PAC. A historian by training, Shaun King is the New York Times bestselling author of Make Change: How to Fight Injustice, Dismantle Systemic Oppression, and Own Our Future. His upcoming book, a memoir called Lemons and Stones, is on sale now! Shaun’s daily news podcast, The Breakdown with Shaun King, has been heard and shared hundreds of millions of times in almost every country in the world and is available on Apple PodcastsSpotify, and everywhere podcasts are heard. Shaun has been with his brilliant wife, Rai, for nearly 25 years, and they are raising their 5 kids in Brooklyn, New York.