On Tuesday, Sept. 9, PBS station WHUT at Howard University in Washington DC aired episode 6 of “AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange”, which was “Deported”. (It could have been “The Deported”.) This film is a 45-minute documentary by Chantal Regnault and Rcahele Magloire. It presents a relatively little known immigration issue: anyone born outside the US, even after being here legally (but not a citizen) can be deported to his or her home country after serving a prison sentence for conviction of a felony. The law was actually passed in 1996 when Clinton was in office, but was heavily pursued after 9/11.
There was mention of the idea that the Dream Act would make it easier for immigrants to stay after military service or college.