1 00:00:00,000 --> 00:00:15,744 2 00:00:15,744 --> 00:00:15,912 REV. 3 00:00:15,912 --> 00:00:16,770 PETER MORALES: Buenos tardes. 4 00:00:16,770 --> 00:00:23,233 [APPLAUSE] 5 00:00:23,233 --> 00:00:23,398 REV. 6 00:00:23,398 --> 00:00:26,570 PETER MORALES: There is no small amount of irony in my 7 00:00:26,570 --> 00:00:31,800 introducing this year's Ware lecturer, Maria Hinojosa, for 8 00:00:31,800 --> 00:00:37,210 Maria is so well known perhaps she should be introducing me. 9 00:00:37,210 --> 00:00:41,510 For 25 years, Maria Hinojosa has helped tell America's 10 00:00:41,510 --> 00:00:47,070 untold stories and brought to light unsung heroes in America 11 00:00:47,070 --> 00:00:48,990 and abroad. 12 00:00:48,990 --> 00:00:52,820 She's the first Latina to anchor a Frontline report, 13 00:00:52,820 --> 00:00:56,720 Lost in Detention, about deportation and immigration 14 00:00:56,720 --> 00:01:00,595 detention, aired in October of 2011. 15 00:01:00,595 --> 00:01:05,760 [APPLAUSE] 16 00:01:05,760 --> 00:01:05,882 REV. 17 00:01:05,882 --> 00:01:08,690 PETER MORALES: And that documentary sparked public 18 00:01:08,690 --> 00:01:11,870 engagement and conversation from Capitol Hill to 19 00:01:11,870 --> 00:01:15,580 mainstream media to the Spanish language media. 20 00:01:15,580 --> 00:01:19,920 It is a powerful documentary and if you haven't seen it, 21 00:01:19,920 --> 00:01:22,580 please make a point to do so. 22 00:01:22,580 --> 00:01:25,760 As the anchor and executive producer of her own long 23 00:01:25,760 --> 00:01:30,790 running weekly NPR show, Latino USA, and anchor of the 24 00:01:30,790 --> 00:01:35,820 Emmy award winning talk show, Maria Hinojosa One-on-One, 25 00:01:35,820 --> 00:01:38,990 Maria has informed millions of Americans about the fastest 26 00:01:38,990 --> 00:01:42,090 growing group in our country. 27 00:01:42,090 --> 00:01:45,380 Maria has also won top honors in American journalism, 28 00:01:45,380 --> 00:01:48,970 including two Emmys, the Robert F Kennedy award for 29 00:01:48,970 --> 00:01:51,820 reporting on the disadvantaged, and the Edward 30 00:01:51,820 --> 00:01:55,980 R Murrow Award from the Overseas Press Club for the 31 00:01:55,980 --> 00:02:00,870 best documentary for her groundbreaking Child Brides, 32 00:02:00,870 --> 00:02:03,050 Stolen Lives. 33 00:02:03,050 --> 00:02:06,420 Maria, I am delighted and honored that you accepted my 34 00:02:06,420 --> 00:02:11,620 invitation to be the 2012 Ware lecturer. 35 00:02:11,620 --> 00:02:14,405 Bienvenida, esta es tu casa. 36 00:02:14,405 --> 00:02:39,240 [APPLAUSE] 37 00:02:39,240 --> 00:02:40,290 MARIA HINOJOSA: Thank you. 38 00:02:40,290 --> 00:02:42,880 You're right, I have been kind of talking for a while. 39 00:02:42,880 --> 00:02:43,870 25 years. 40 00:02:43,870 --> 00:02:48,660 I guess, there you go, forever young. 41 00:02:48,660 --> 00:02:55,900 25 years means I started when I was, what, three? 42 00:02:55,900 --> 00:02:56,700 Can you all see me? 43 00:02:56,700 --> 00:02:59,080 Because everybody, when they first meet me, they're always 44 00:02:59,080 --> 00:03:01,130 like oh my God, it's so nice to meet you, 45 00:03:01,130 --> 00:03:05,270 and you're so short. 46 00:03:05,270 --> 00:03:06,770 So I'm sorry. 47 00:03:06,770 --> 00:03:09,300 I'll stand tall. 48 00:03:09,300 --> 00:03:12,280 I'm already wearing the four inch heels. 49 00:03:12,280 --> 00:03:16,780 We had a little reception and one of your people said, well, 50 00:03:16,780 --> 00:03:17,730 I love the style. 51 00:03:17,730 --> 00:03:18,510 I was like, OK. 52 00:03:18,510 --> 00:03:20,370 And somebody else said, how can you be talking about shoes 53 00:03:20,370 --> 00:03:21,150 at a time like this? 54 00:03:21,150 --> 00:03:23,860 I was like, you know, it's OK. 55 00:03:23,860 --> 00:03:28,920 I like my rockin' shoes. 56 00:03:28,920 --> 00:03:30,040 It's great to be here. 57 00:03:30,040 --> 00:03:32,740 It's a total honor. 58 00:03:32,740 --> 00:03:35,370 Dia just thanked me once again and Peter thanked me. 59 00:03:35,370 --> 00:03:37,650 And it's just like, don't thank me, I am so 60 00:03:37,650 --> 00:03:39,500 honored to be here. 61 00:03:39,500 --> 00:03:43,360 To get to know all of you and see this part of America, to 62 00:03:43,360 --> 00:03:47,280 me, is an absolute joy. 63 00:03:47,280 --> 00:03:50,010 And I'm really happy to be standing on the side 64 00:03:50,010 --> 00:03:50,740 of love with you. 65 00:03:50,740 --> 00:03:59,398 [APPLAUSE] 66 00:03:59,398 --> 00:04:02,800 MARIA HINOJOSA: So, I'm really watching the time and I know 67 00:04:02,800 --> 00:04:04,940 that my words are up there, so I'm going to try to make-- but 68 00:04:04,940 --> 00:04:07,040 I would urge to not read the words. 69 00:04:07,040 --> 00:04:09,630 Watch and listen. 70 00:04:09,630 --> 00:04:13,140 Because I want to be able to be very fluid. 71 00:04:13,140 --> 00:04:15,580 So really, I want to start by saying thank you. 72 00:04:15,580 --> 00:04:17,019 Thank you, thank you, thank you. 73 00:04:17,019 --> 00:04:18,640 So much gratitude. 74 00:04:18,640 --> 00:04:19,930 [SPEAKING SPANISH]. 75 00:04:19,930 --> 00:04:23,820 I mean, my heart overflows that you would ask me, because 76 00:04:23,820 --> 00:04:26,940 what your invitation says is that you want to begin the 77 00:04:26,940 --> 00:04:29,050 conversation. 78 00:04:29,050 --> 00:04:33,430 That for me, that's already a major step forward, because 79 00:04:33,430 --> 00:04:37,935 you want to hear, you want to make the invisible visible, 80 00:04:37,935 --> 00:04:41,290 and for that, of course, I'm going to thank you. 81 00:04:41,290 --> 00:04:44,370 In my life as a journalist, this core value of making the 82 00:04:44,370 --> 00:04:47,050 invisible visible is what moves me. 83 00:04:47,050 --> 00:04:49,650 As a young Mexican-American immigrant growing up on the 84 00:04:49,650 --> 00:04:54,070 south side of Chicago in the 1960s and '70s, my story was 85 00:04:54,070 --> 00:04:57,140 invisible from the mainstream media. 86 00:04:57,140 --> 00:05:00,660 We were not poor immigrant Mexicanos who came to work the 87 00:05:00,660 --> 00:05:01,880 fields or factories. 88 00:05:01,880 --> 00:05:05,020 My father is a medical doctor who came to work and do 89 00:05:05,020 --> 00:05:09,980 research dedicated to the cochlear implant at the 90 00:05:09,980 --> 00:05:11,530 University of Chicago. 91 00:05:11,530 --> 00:05:15,010 But in essence, what my invisibility from the 92 00:05:15,010 --> 00:05:19,220 mainstream did to me was to deepen my sense of not being a 93 00:05:19,220 --> 00:05:21,410 real part of America. 94 00:05:21,410 --> 00:05:25,430 And if I was invisible as the daughter of a doctor, what 95 00:05:25,430 --> 00:05:28,530 about all those people I saw in Pilsen, the Mexican barrio 96 00:05:28,530 --> 00:05:30,760 where we went almost every weekend to buy our food and to 97 00:05:30,760 --> 00:05:33,300 be in [SPEAKING SPANISH]. 98 00:05:33,300 --> 00:05:36,510 Now, this invisibility has consequences, especially when 99 00:05:36,510 --> 00:05:38,830 it continues in the media. 100 00:05:38,830 --> 00:05:41,460 But you see, it led me to think at that time that I 101 00:05:41,460 --> 00:05:44,040 could never grow up to be a journalist because there were 102 00:05:44,040 --> 00:05:47,160 none like me when I was growing up. 103 00:05:47,160 --> 00:05:50,570 After going to New York City, it's true, I really wanted to 104 00:05:50,570 --> 00:05:51,300 be an actress. 105 00:05:51,300 --> 00:05:52,960 It' didn't work out. 106 00:05:52,960 --> 00:05:57,060 But I went to study at the all women's college, Barnard 107 00:05:57,060 --> 00:05:59,900 College, and I got involved with the 108 00:05:59,900 --> 00:06:00,790 college radio station. 109 00:06:00,790 --> 00:06:02,770 And I began to believe then that, in fact, 110 00:06:02,770 --> 00:06:05,940 I did have a voice. 111 00:06:05,940 --> 00:06:09,960 And that my American narrative was, in fact, important. 112 00:06:09,960 --> 00:06:13,150 And I began my career as a journalist. 113 00:06:13,150 --> 00:06:15,670 And I began to define what was important, what was at the 114 00:06:15,670 --> 00:06:19,850 core of my raison d'etre as an American reporter. 115 00:06:19,850 --> 00:06:24,330 Now, already in my work, I was focused on the other, the 116 00:06:24,330 --> 00:06:26,830 outsider stories. 117 00:06:26,830 --> 00:06:29,710 The knowledge that I was the first Latina to be employed, 118 00:06:29,710 --> 00:06:32,670 for example, at NPR, then the first Latina correspondent at 119 00:06:32,670 --> 00:06:35,920 CNN, then as an anchor on PBS, made me realize that it was 120 00:06:35,920 --> 00:06:38,680 not just about my voice. 121 00:06:38,680 --> 00:06:41,710 I did, in fact, have the responsibility on my shoulders 122 00:06:41,710 --> 00:06:44,370 to represent an entire community in 123 00:06:44,370 --> 00:06:46,440 those editorial meetings. 124 00:06:46,440 --> 00:06:50,280 And as a young journalist, I assumed this role with gusto 125 00:06:50,280 --> 00:06:52,930 because I understood I had a seat at the table of the 126 00:06:52,930 --> 00:06:54,710 mainstream. 127 00:06:54,710 --> 00:06:57,760 Now, at point in my career, when I was producing for NPR 128 00:06:57,760 --> 00:07:01,110 about the Salvadorian war in Central America, I stared at 129 00:07:01,110 --> 00:07:02,840 my green card. 130 00:07:02,840 --> 00:07:08,610 And I said, hmm, maybe one day, one border guard, one 131 00:07:08,610 --> 00:07:13,210 immigration agent might decide just not to let me back in. 132 00:07:13,210 --> 00:07:16,570 I was always proud to have my green card and equally proud 133 00:07:16,570 --> 00:07:19,060 to have my green Mexican passport. 134 00:07:19,060 --> 00:07:22,620 But now I had to think about becoming an American citizen. 135 00:07:22,620 --> 00:07:23,395 So I studied. 136 00:07:23,395 --> 00:07:24,550 I thought about it. 137 00:07:24,550 --> 00:07:26,900 I thought about the constitution. 138 00:07:26,900 --> 00:07:28,350 And I learned the basics to prepare for 139 00:07:28,350 --> 00:07:31,190 my citizenship exam. 140 00:07:31,190 --> 00:07:35,120 Citizenship in the United States is a core value for me. 141 00:07:35,120 --> 00:07:38,830 I wasn't born here, so I take these duties 142 00:07:38,830 --> 00:07:42,220 and rights very seriously. 143 00:07:42,220 --> 00:07:44,780 Now, many people accuse me of having an agenda and I want to 144 00:07:44,780 --> 00:07:46,350 deal with this head on. 145 00:07:46,350 --> 00:07:49,120 Because if you know me as a friend or as a coworker, you 146 00:07:49,120 --> 00:07:51,760 know that I deal with the truth. 147 00:07:51,760 --> 00:07:54,640 And part of that truth is that because I'm different, and 148 00:07:54,640 --> 00:07:57,880 because I was one of these firsts, and because of my core 149 00:07:57,880 --> 00:08:02,800 journalistic values, I do get accused of having an agenda. 150 00:08:02,800 --> 00:08:06,080 A pro-immigrant agenda, a pro-women agenda, a 151 00:08:06,080 --> 00:08:09,150 pro-Mexican agenda, a progressive agenda, and if 152 00:08:09,150 --> 00:08:11,800 they could see me, my critics might say I have a pro-short 153 00:08:11,800 --> 00:08:12,740 people agenda, too. 154 00:08:12,740 --> 00:08:14,693 [APPLAUSE] 155 00:08:14,693 --> 00:08:19,640 MARIA HINOJOSA: But, I am, in fact, a professional 156 00:08:19,640 --> 00:08:20,930 journalist. 157 00:08:20,930 --> 00:08:24,650 And that means I deal in the truth and in fairness 158 00:08:24,650 --> 00:08:26,380 and I do not judge. 159 00:08:26,380 --> 00:08:28,270 I report. 160 00:08:28,270 --> 00:08:30,710 I share the same values and quest for the 161 00:08:30,710 --> 00:08:32,860 truth as Edward R Murrow. 162 00:08:32,860 --> 00:08:35,330 I want to make the invisible visible. 163 00:08:35,330 --> 00:08:37,280 I want to give voice to the voiceless. 164 00:08:37,280 --> 00:08:39,650 I want to shine light where there is darkness. 165 00:08:39,650 --> 00:08:43,130 And I want to make my media consumers feel something 166 00:08:43,130 --> 00:08:44,750 through my reporting. 167 00:08:44,750 --> 00:08:47,920 And yes, I want to hold those in power 168 00:08:47,920 --> 00:08:49,770 accountable to the truth. 169 00:08:49,770 --> 00:08:55,566 [APPLAUSE] 170 00:08:55,566 --> 00:08:58,090 MARIA HINOJOSA: But the funny thing about it is that many 171 00:08:58,090 --> 00:08:59,670 people-- my critics believe that I have 172 00:08:59,670 --> 00:09:02,190 an un-American agenda. 173 00:09:02,190 --> 00:09:05,130 So today, I am not advocating for anything. 174 00:09:05,130 --> 00:09:07,530 I'm not advocating for a specific policy, for a 175 00:09:07,530 --> 00:09:10,760 political party, for open borders or closed borders. 176 00:09:10,760 --> 00:09:15,290 I'm not here but to share the stories that are fact-based. 177 00:09:15,290 --> 00:09:18,640 Stories that come primarily from a year long work in 178 00:09:18,640 --> 00:09:21,160 in-depth reporting for my one hour long Frontline 179 00:09:21,160 --> 00:09:25,920 documentary that aired on PBS, Lost in Detention. 180 00:09:25,920 --> 00:09:28,670 And the role of the Obama administration in defining 181 00:09:28,670 --> 00:09:29,730 this policy. 182 00:09:29,730 --> 00:09:32,120 Of course, you know that I've also been reporting on 183 00:09:32,120 --> 00:09:36,310 immigration since 1985, so I will be sharing these 184 00:09:36,310 --> 00:09:37,350 stories with you. 185 00:09:37,350 --> 00:09:39,305 They are all fact-based. 186 00:09:39,305 --> 00:09:42,030 Now, is it crazy enough to believe that we all just lived 187 00:09:42,030 --> 00:09:45,210 through history last week when the President made his 188 00:09:45,210 --> 00:09:48,730 announcement about an executive order that limited-- 189 00:09:48,730 --> 00:09:52,970 limited temporary protective status for immigrants, named 190 00:09:52,970 --> 00:09:57,230 by Obama, is the first major piece of legislation on 191 00:09:57,230 --> 00:10:02,240 immigration since 1986, when the Immigration Reform and 192 00:10:02,240 --> 00:10:04,440 Control Act took place. 193 00:10:04,440 --> 00:10:05,600 Don't applaud. 194 00:10:05,600 --> 00:10:07,030 I'm sorry. 195 00:10:07,030 --> 00:10:10,610 I'm a critic of everyone and everything. 196 00:10:10,610 --> 00:10:11,990 So I don't believe-- 197 00:10:11,990 --> 00:10:16,230 I am very happy that the President acted, but I don't 198 00:10:16,230 --> 00:10:20,150 believe that an act solves our problems. 199 00:10:20,150 --> 00:10:22,600 They are unresolved as of yet. 200 00:10:22,600 --> 00:10:28,740 So today, I'm here to simply share stories, factual 201 00:10:28,740 --> 00:10:32,320 stories, of what I heard or saw during the time that we 202 00:10:32,320 --> 00:10:34,830 filmed the Frontline. 203 00:10:34,830 --> 00:10:38,660 Now, in these 25 years of my career, though, this Latino 204 00:10:38,660 --> 00:10:41,810 population has been exploding demographically, 205 00:10:41,810 --> 00:10:43,240 and it still is. 206 00:10:43,240 --> 00:10:45,570 The Latino demographic is one of the fastest growing 207 00:10:45,570 --> 00:10:47,860 demographic groups in our country. 208 00:10:47,860 --> 00:10:50,430 It's almost doubled in the last decade-- 209 00:10:50,430 --> 00:10:52,850 43%. 210 00:10:52,850 --> 00:10:55,890 And not because of immigration, but because of US 211 00:10:55,890 --> 00:10:57,550 Latino births. 212 00:10:57,550 --> 00:11:00,950 Let me get back to the documentary. 213 00:11:00,950 --> 00:11:03,800 When we filmed the documentary, we were the first 214 00:11:03,800 --> 00:11:09,080 group of American journalists who had this level of access 215 00:11:09,080 --> 00:11:12,160 to a large part of the daily workings of what has become 216 00:11:12,160 --> 00:11:15,580 immigration policy under this administration. 217 00:11:15,580 --> 00:11:17,360 Now, another fact that you should know is that this 218 00:11:17,360 --> 00:11:21,630 administration has overseen the highest number of 219 00:11:21,630 --> 00:11:24,900 immigrant detentions and deportations than any other in 220 00:11:24,900 --> 00:11:26,650 recent history. 221 00:11:26,650 --> 00:11:28,880 Now, this was not a policy designed by the Obama 222 00:11:28,880 --> 00:11:30,150 administration. 223 00:11:30,150 --> 00:11:34,500 It was voted on and passed by your congressmen and women. 224 00:11:34,500 --> 00:11:37,210 At that point, Congress decided that money should be 225 00:11:37,210 --> 00:11:41,200 allocated to ICE, Immigration Customs Enforcement, to 226 00:11:41,200 --> 00:11:46,730 effectuate the deportation of 400,000 immigrants a year. 227 00:11:46,730 --> 00:11:51,660 The administration told us that there is no quota. 228 00:11:51,660 --> 00:11:55,990 But former ICE officials told me that if the numbers were 229 00:11:55,990 --> 00:11:58,580 not hire enough, then they would get called into 230 00:11:58,580 --> 00:12:01,760 Washington, DC and have to answer for that. 231 00:12:01,760 --> 00:12:06,640 And why not deport 400,000 people a year? 232 00:12:06,640 --> 00:12:09,740 Republicans and some Democrats asked. 233 00:12:09,740 --> 00:12:11,620 We have 12 million undocumented people. 234 00:12:11,620 --> 00:12:13,040 We should be able to deport this many 235 00:12:13,040 --> 00:12:15,380 every year, no problem. 236 00:12:15,380 --> 00:12:18,450 At that point, they were not talking publicly about the 237 00:12:18,450 --> 00:12:19,890 issue of money. 238 00:12:19,890 --> 00:12:22,390 But this was happening at the same time that the private 239 00:12:22,390 --> 00:12:24,780 prison industry was beginning to grow. 240 00:12:24,780 --> 00:12:27,090 We'll come back to that. 241 00:12:27,090 --> 00:12:29,490 What has happened under the Obama administration is that 242 00:12:29,490 --> 00:12:33,260 they have, in fact, carried out the laws that Congress 243 00:12:33,260 --> 00:12:35,510 passed effectively. 244 00:12:35,510 --> 00:12:37,450 They have delivered. 245 00:12:37,450 --> 00:12:40,600 What the Obama administration did not do was deliver on the 246 00:12:40,600 --> 00:12:43,570 President's promise to fix this issue. 247 00:12:43,570 --> 00:12:48,130 In fact, in his first campaign speeches, then candidate Obama 248 00:12:48,130 --> 00:12:51,260 pointed out that this enforcement only policy was 249 00:12:51,260 --> 00:12:52,760 having other impacts. 250 00:12:52,760 --> 00:12:58,870 Very real human consequences for many immigrants without 251 00:12:58,870 --> 00:13:03,850 green cards and immigrants with green cards. 252 00:13:03,850 --> 00:13:05,880 Immigrants like me. 253 00:13:05,880 --> 00:13:10,320 So I guess I was smart when I decided to become a citizen. 254 00:13:10,320 --> 00:13:14,100 I'm sorry to say that if there are any of you in the audience 255 00:13:14,100 --> 00:13:20,150 who hold green cards, they offer very little protection. 256 00:13:20,150 --> 00:13:21,480 That's a fact. 257 00:13:21,480 --> 00:13:24,620 So I think you should really sign up for 258 00:13:24,620 --> 00:13:26,450 citizenship right away. 259 00:13:26,450 --> 00:13:28,940 And if you have friends who have green cards, please talk 260 00:13:28,940 --> 00:13:31,390 to them about this. 261 00:13:31,390 --> 00:13:34,340 Giving up your citizenship is not easy. 262 00:13:34,340 --> 00:13:37,310 So it's important they understand that because of 263 00:13:37,310 --> 00:13:39,350 what's happened now with these laws, they really don't have 264 00:13:39,350 --> 00:13:40,150 any protection. 265 00:13:40,150 --> 00:13:42,500 And if they're your friends or family and you care about 266 00:13:42,500 --> 00:13:46,360 them, please bring this up. 267 00:13:46,360 --> 00:13:49,440 But I bring this up because the reason why the stories I'm 268 00:13:49,440 --> 00:13:53,380 going to share with you matter to me, not because I'm a 269 00:13:53,380 --> 00:13:56,490 Mexican immigrant, but rather because 270 00:13:56,490 --> 00:13:58,280 I'm an American citizen. 271 00:13:58,280 --> 00:14:01,920 And because I chose to become an American citizen, this 272 00:14:01,920 --> 00:14:03,770 matters to me. 273 00:14:03,770 --> 00:14:06,350 So I want to give you these facts. 274 00:14:06,350 --> 00:14:09,390 And I want to let you do with those facts 275 00:14:09,390 --> 00:14:12,680 what you do in a democracy. 276 00:14:12,680 --> 00:14:15,840 I suppose it is important to mention that another one of my 277 00:14:15,840 --> 00:14:16,740 core beliefs-- 278 00:14:16,740 --> 00:14:18,790 again, not an agenda-- 279 00:14:18,790 --> 00:14:21,110 is that I believe in democracy. 280 00:14:21,110 --> 00:14:24,960 And I believe in a democracy that is alive and vibrant and 281 00:14:24,960 --> 00:14:28,100 active, where everyone's voice is valued. 282 00:14:28,100 --> 00:14:31,050 So that's why I want to give you this information. 283 00:14:31,050 --> 00:14:34,070 To empower you with facts. 284 00:14:34,070 --> 00:14:37,100 Let me detour for a moment for a story about what it was like 285 00:14:37,100 --> 00:14:40,420 when I was growing up in the 1960s on the south side of 286 00:14:40,420 --> 00:14:43,440 Chicago, in another divisive time in our country. 287 00:14:43,440 --> 00:14:47,470 And I remember hearing about a man named George Wallace. 288 00:14:47,470 --> 00:14:50,020 And I remember hearing this when I was in 289 00:14:50,020 --> 00:14:51,530 about second grade. 290 00:14:51,530 --> 00:14:54,900 I didn't really understand what he was talking about, but 291 00:14:54,900 --> 00:14:58,530 I knew that he didn't like people like me or my best 292 00:14:58,530 --> 00:15:00,980 friend, who was Jewish. 293 00:15:00,980 --> 00:15:04,680 So one day walking home from school, she and I talked about 294 00:15:04,680 --> 00:15:09,230 where we would hide if George Wallace was elected. 295 00:15:09,230 --> 00:15:13,140 What basement we would hide in. 296 00:15:13,140 --> 00:15:18,890 Children are talking like that today, this many years later. 297 00:15:18,890 --> 00:15:22,590 And it shouldn't be happening. 298 00:15:22,590 --> 00:15:27,920 But for me, my historical moment was that I was allowed 299 00:15:27,920 --> 00:15:32,570 to hear someone like Martin Luther King, a black man who 300 00:15:32,570 --> 00:15:36,680 made this little Mexican girl feel that my voice mattered 301 00:15:36,680 --> 00:15:39,120 even though I was not part of the majority. 302 00:15:39,120 --> 00:15:41,930 And so once again, thank you for giving me the honor to 303 00:15:41,930 --> 00:15:48,020 share the same pulpit that my American hero, Martin Luther 304 00:15:48,020 --> 00:15:50,340 King Jr. once had. 305 00:15:50,340 --> 00:15:51,820 Now, the Unitarian Universalists have been 306 00:15:51,820 --> 00:15:53,470 committed to this notion of making the 307 00:15:53,470 --> 00:15:55,830 other your own story. 308 00:15:55,830 --> 00:15:57,990 And I believe this, too, is a core of 309 00:15:57,990 --> 00:15:59,710 who we are as Americans. 310 00:15:59,710 --> 00:16:03,000 And yet, I will be told once again that this is the agenda 311 00:16:03,000 --> 00:16:04,150 that I have. 312 00:16:04,150 --> 00:16:08,060 Can I only point to you to Thanksgiving, when the 313 00:16:08,060 --> 00:16:11,660 pilgrims who came with no permits or permissions or 314 00:16:11,660 --> 00:16:14,480 visas, truly the first undocumented 315 00:16:14,480 --> 00:16:20,200 immigrants, were prepared-- 316 00:16:20,200 --> 00:16:23,050 it's the truth. 317 00:16:23,050 --> 00:16:25,900 And they were prepared to share a table with the people 318 00:16:25,900 --> 00:16:29,260 most unlike them, the indigenous Americans. 319 00:16:29,260 --> 00:16:33,440 And prepared to see themselves in the person most unlike them 320 00:16:33,440 --> 00:16:36,700 in order to save our country and to move forward. 321 00:16:36,700 --> 00:16:43,070 So yes, owning the other is not an agenda, it is part of 322 00:16:43,070 --> 00:16:45,310 our American history. 323 00:16:45,310 --> 00:16:46,210 OK. 324 00:16:46,210 --> 00:16:51,140 So I'm going to ask you to really put your thinking caps 325 00:16:51,140 --> 00:16:53,960 on because a lot of what I'm going to tell you really is 326 00:16:53,960 --> 00:16:56,870 going to sound counter to conventional wisdom. 327 00:16:56,870 --> 00:17:00,080 It's going to sound really hard to believe. 328 00:17:00,080 --> 00:17:03,630 Although you are so educated on this issue that I know that 329 00:17:03,630 --> 00:17:05,530 for many of you, you already understand this. 330 00:17:05,530 --> 00:17:08,960 But for some of you this may be still quite foreign to you. 331 00:17:08,960 --> 00:17:11,960 So what I want you to know is everything that I'm telling 332 00:17:11,960 --> 00:17:15,960 you actually I witnessed or I heard from someone. 333 00:17:15,960 --> 00:17:18,260 So this is all facts. 334 00:17:18,260 --> 00:17:20,950 There is another America that is operating 335 00:17:20,950 --> 00:17:22,710 parallel to this one. 336 00:17:22,710 --> 00:17:27,050 In fact, it is here in Arizona where these two Americas have 337 00:17:27,050 --> 00:17:29,560 come face to face. 338 00:17:29,560 --> 00:17:33,900 This is an America where people live in fear of any 339 00:17:33,900 --> 00:17:36,270 kind of authority. 340 00:17:36,270 --> 00:17:38,920 Imagine looking at police officers and feeling fear 341 00:17:38,920 --> 00:17:42,990 because they have the capacity to tear your family apart. 342 00:17:42,990 --> 00:17:45,120 You don't understand that, as a child, the police will hand 343 00:17:45,120 --> 00:17:46,770 you over to immigration who will then 344 00:17:46,770 --> 00:17:48,100 separate your family. 345 00:17:48,100 --> 00:17:52,110 The point is, you fear the police all the time. 346 00:17:52,110 --> 00:17:54,750 I met a woman here in Phoenix two years ago who told me that 347 00:17:54,750 --> 00:17:58,130 she couldn't drive her kids to school anymore after SB1070 348 00:17:58,130 --> 00:17:59,780 was signed by the governor. 349 00:17:59,780 --> 00:18:03,200 And that if her American born son were to drive her to work, 350 00:18:03,200 --> 00:18:05,690 he would be arrested for smuggling his mother and she 351 00:18:05,690 --> 00:18:08,430 would be placed into deportation. 352 00:18:08,430 --> 00:18:10,980 That's what that fear looks like for a 353 00:18:10,980 --> 00:18:13,780 family, an American family. 354 00:18:13,780 --> 00:18:15,990 It's not a judgment, it's a fact. 355 00:18:15,990 --> 00:18:19,000 Right now, people today, just blocks from where we're 356 00:18:19,000 --> 00:18:22,960 gathered, people are living in fear. 357 00:18:22,960 --> 00:18:25,940 So imagine if you're the victim of a crime. 358 00:18:25,940 --> 00:18:27,960 Would you dare report it? 359 00:18:27,960 --> 00:18:31,370 Can you imagine that happening in your town or in your 360 00:18:31,370 --> 00:18:33,520 neighborhood or in your city? 361 00:18:33,520 --> 00:18:37,220 You're held up at gunpoint and you don't tell anyone. 362 00:18:37,220 --> 00:18:40,260 Or you're raped and you don't tell anyone. 363 00:18:40,260 --> 00:18:43,182 Or you're burglarized and you don't say anything. 364 00:18:43,182 --> 00:18:46,860 Is this really happening in our country? 365 00:18:46,860 --> 00:18:48,980 In fact, it does happen. 366 00:18:48,980 --> 00:18:52,610 Or here in Arizona, you'll be stop for a broken tail light 367 00:18:52,610 --> 00:18:55,930 and that will land you in jail for breaking state law, for 368 00:18:55,930 --> 00:18:57,650 driving without a license. 369 00:18:57,650 --> 00:19:00,380 You'll end up in an un-air conditioned tent that can get 370 00:19:00,380 --> 00:19:02,870 as hot as 139 degrees. 371 00:19:02,870 --> 00:19:06,570 Wearing pink underwear and pink socks to humiliate you 372 00:19:06,570 --> 00:19:08,640 and make it harder to run away. 373 00:19:08,640 --> 00:19:11,220 Is this who we are? 374 00:19:11,220 --> 00:19:14,690 Is this who we are? 375 00:19:14,690 --> 00:19:20,170 This is also an America where double jeopardy exists. 376 00:19:20,170 --> 00:19:22,340 How is that possible? 377 00:19:22,340 --> 00:19:28,000 An America, also, where every night our government sanctions 378 00:19:28,000 --> 00:19:31,230 the misrepresentation of law enforcement. 379 00:19:31,230 --> 00:19:36,220 Where immigration agents who are not police wear outfits 380 00:19:36,220 --> 00:19:38,930 that define them as police. 381 00:19:38,930 --> 00:19:42,410 If you watch the Frontline, the opening shot takes place 382 00:19:42,410 --> 00:19:44,050 in Los Angeles. 383 00:19:44,050 --> 00:19:50,080 And all you see there are men wearing outfits with baseball 384 00:19:50,080 --> 00:19:53,230 caps that say police, jackets that say police, on the back 385 00:19:53,230 --> 00:19:58,450 it says police, and in little letters over here it says ICE. 386 00:19:58,450 --> 00:20:02,630 Now, this is also an America where, if you're a detained 387 00:20:02,630 --> 00:20:06,980 immigrant, you do not, by law, have guaranteed access to a 388 00:20:06,980 --> 00:20:11,310 phone call or a lawyer or a chance to present your case 389 00:20:11,310 --> 00:20:13,840 before a real, live judge. 390 00:20:13,840 --> 00:20:19,360 Sometimes if you see a judge, it's only via video camera. 391 00:20:19,360 --> 00:20:22,650 An America where your treated like a criminal even though 392 00:20:22,650 --> 00:20:25,810 you're not charged like a criminal. 393 00:20:25,810 --> 00:20:29,640 It's an America where a sector of people have been 394 00:20:29,640 --> 00:20:31,550 dehumanized. 395 00:20:31,550 --> 00:20:35,480 And I'm simply repeating what I was told by people who used 396 00:20:35,480 --> 00:20:38,450 to work in these detention centers, and solve the 397 00:20:38,450 --> 00:20:43,260 ultimate in real life dehumanization of people. 398 00:20:43,260 --> 00:20:46,630 Of course, this happens in our country in other ways. 399 00:20:46,630 --> 00:20:49,370 All criminals are dehumanized and forgotten 400 00:20:49,370 --> 00:20:51,156 to a certain extent. 401 00:20:51,156 --> 00:20:55,080 But what happens that we must pay attention to is that this 402 00:20:55,080 --> 00:20:59,070 dehumanization is based on ethnicity. 403 00:20:59,070 --> 00:21:02,740 So someone whose father was held in a Japanese internment 404 00:21:02,740 --> 00:21:07,290 camp just three hours from here, picked up when he was 405 00:21:07,290 --> 00:21:11,830 four years old, released when he was five, of course, she 406 00:21:11,830 --> 00:21:17,640 says that she finds this poignant, 407 00:21:17,640 --> 00:21:21,080 and that she's angry. 408 00:21:21,080 --> 00:21:22,390 This happened. 409 00:21:22,390 --> 00:21:26,660 Targeted for people, because we were supposed to be made 410 00:21:26,660 --> 00:21:30,900 safe by putting certain people away. 411 00:21:30,900 --> 00:21:34,440 And we're hearing that more and more. 412 00:21:34,440 --> 00:21:38,130 Now, the role of an unfortunately undiverse media 413 00:21:38,130 --> 00:21:40,250 comes into play here. 414 00:21:40,250 --> 00:21:43,380 Again, this is not my opinion, it the facts. 415 00:21:43,380 --> 00:21:46,180 In terms of diversity in the mainstream media, while our 416 00:21:46,180 --> 00:21:48,560 country's becoming statistically more diverse 417 00:21:48,560 --> 00:21:51,270 every year, our media has not changed. 418 00:21:51,270 --> 00:21:54,470 In fact, there were more Latinos working in mainstream 419 00:21:54,470 --> 00:21:57,140 media, all parts of media, decades ago 420 00:21:57,140 --> 00:21:59,150 than there are now. 421 00:21:59,150 --> 00:22:01,820 More. 422 00:22:01,820 --> 00:22:07,180 So instead, mild network CNN gave free reign to someone 423 00:22:07,180 --> 00:22:10,280 like Lou Dobbs to go on the offensive against immigrants. 424 00:22:10,280 --> 00:22:11,330 That's a fact. 425 00:22:11,330 --> 00:22:15,400 Every night, Lou Dobbs called them illegal aliens. 426 00:22:15,400 --> 00:22:17,190 He was allowed to paint a picture of the person 427 00:22:17,190 --> 00:22:22,080 Americans should fear the most, a Mexican immigrant. 428 00:22:22,080 --> 00:22:25,690 I remember standing in the hallways of that same CNN 429 00:22:25,690 --> 00:22:29,830 where Lou Dobbs worked, and meeting the Nobel Peace Prize 430 00:22:29,830 --> 00:22:35,890 winner, Elie Wiesel, who survived the Holocaust. 431 00:22:35,890 --> 00:22:40,320 This person, who is the most unlike me, was the one who 432 00:22:40,320 --> 00:22:42,910 taught me to question the use of the term "illegal 433 00:22:42,910 --> 00:22:46,410 immigrant." Those who accuse of having an agenda might 434 00:22:46,410 --> 00:22:49,150 believe that I chose as a journalist to question that 435 00:22:49,150 --> 00:22:52,260 because of some radical Latino, Chicano Studies 436 00:22:52,260 --> 00:22:55,300 professor in college. 437 00:22:55,300 --> 00:22:58,500 But in fact, it didn't happen that way. 438 00:22:58,500 --> 00:23:03,200 It was Elie Wiesel who said to me, do not use that term 439 00:23:03,200 --> 00:23:05,570 "illegal" to refer to immigrants. 440 00:23:05,570 --> 00:23:06,610 Why, I asked? 441 00:23:06,610 --> 00:23:10,410 [APPLAUSE] 442 00:23:10,410 --> 00:23:12,320 MARIA HINOJOSA: And Elie Wiesel said, because there's 443 00:23:12,320 --> 00:23:14,830 no such thing as an illegal human being. 444 00:23:14,830 --> 00:23:17,700 You may have broken an immigration law, in this case, 445 00:23:17,700 --> 00:23:19,510 actually, a misdemeanor. 446 00:23:19,510 --> 00:23:22,000 But that does not make you an illegal person. 447 00:23:22,000 --> 00:23:23,580 That's as if you've ever been stopped for 448 00:23:23,580 --> 00:23:25,260 speeding and given a ticket-- 449 00:23:25,260 --> 00:23:29,970 does that make you an illegal driver forever? 450 00:23:29,970 --> 00:23:31,200 Right. 451 00:23:31,200 --> 00:23:34,360 Wiesel are said there's no such thing as an illegal human 452 00:23:34,360 --> 00:23:37,690 being, and it's a dangerous term to use. 453 00:23:37,690 --> 00:23:40,010 Why, I asked? 454 00:23:40,010 --> 00:23:41,920 He said, the Nazis declared the Jews to 455 00:23:41,920 --> 00:23:43,560 be an illegal people. 456 00:23:43,560 --> 00:23:47,510 That was the beginning of the Holocaust. 457 00:23:47,510 --> 00:23:51,770 For 25 years, I have been reporting on the issue of 458 00:23:51,770 --> 00:23:52,980 immigration. 459 00:23:52,980 --> 00:23:55,160 And yet, when I set out to report this Frontline, there 460 00:23:55,160 --> 00:23:57,640 were still things that I didn't know. 461 00:23:57,640 --> 00:24:04,560 Now remember, immigration law, factually, is more complicated 462 00:24:04,560 --> 00:24:06,750 than tax law. 463 00:24:06,750 --> 00:24:09,570 So I know if you're going to be a little bit confused by 464 00:24:09,570 --> 00:24:12,970 the facts that I'm giving you. 465 00:24:12,970 --> 00:24:15,440 I laid out that scenario for you beginning-- 466 00:24:15,440 --> 00:24:16,830 the fact that there's double jeopardy. 467 00:24:16,830 --> 00:24:20,220 The fact that there are law enforcement who misrepresent 468 00:24:20,220 --> 00:24:21,180 themselves. 469 00:24:21,180 --> 00:24:25,380 But beyond all of that, you have two legal 470 00:24:25,380 --> 00:24:28,250 systems in our country. 471 00:24:28,250 --> 00:24:30,920 One, if you're a criminal. 472 00:24:30,920 --> 00:24:34,670 And two, if you are an immigrant-- 473 00:24:34,670 --> 00:24:37,410 another set of laws applies to you. 474 00:24:37,410 --> 00:24:40,560 In fact, if you're a criminal, you have more rights afforded 475 00:24:40,560 --> 00:24:44,090 to you by law than if you're an immigrant. 476 00:24:44,090 --> 00:24:46,370 I know, it sounds strange, but it's true. 477 00:24:46,370 --> 00:24:49,900 So let me paint a picture of what this looks like. 478 00:24:49,900 --> 00:24:53,190 If you're a criminal, when you're arrested, you have your 479 00:24:53,190 --> 00:24:56,190 Miranda rights read to you so you understand who is taking 480 00:24:56,190 --> 00:24:59,340 you, why, where, what your rights are, that you can 481 00:24:59,340 --> 00:25:01,660 remain silent, and if you cannot afford a lawyer, one 482 00:25:01,660 --> 00:25:03,140 will be appointed to you. 483 00:25:03,140 --> 00:25:05,770 We believe that these basic rights of due process are 484 00:25:05,770 --> 00:25:09,440 afforded to everyone, but they're not. 485 00:25:09,440 --> 00:25:12,080 And the only reason they're not is because of the fact 486 00:25:12,080 --> 00:25:15,080 that the other person was born in another country. 487 00:25:15,080 --> 00:25:16,610 Because you're an immigrant. 488 00:25:16,610 --> 00:25:18,250 Now, let me be clear. 489 00:25:18,250 --> 00:25:22,620 If you're an immigrant and you get caught committing a crime, 490 00:25:22,620 --> 00:25:26,870 you will serve your time for that crime in a correction 491 00:25:26,870 --> 00:25:30,450 setting, if you're found guilty. 492 00:25:30,450 --> 00:25:35,390 But once you're done serving your time for that crime now, 493 00:25:35,390 --> 00:25:39,980 you will be moved into the immigration detention system. 494 00:25:39,980 --> 00:25:44,190 This is the separate system that I'm talking about. 495 00:25:44,190 --> 00:25:47,800 Let me put this into real life context for you. 496 00:25:47,800 --> 00:25:51,540 So Immigration Customs Enforcement, ICE, allowed us 497 00:25:51,540 --> 00:25:54,580 to join them and film them when they went out one morning 498 00:25:54,580 --> 00:25:57,250 on what they call a fugitive operation. 499 00:25:57,250 --> 00:25:58,070 Fugitive Ops-- 500 00:25:58,070 --> 00:26:00,100 Fug Ops is what they call it. 501 00:26:00,100 --> 00:26:02,570 This was to track down dangerous 502 00:26:02,570 --> 00:26:04,320 immigrant criminal fugitives. 503 00:26:04,320 --> 00:26:09,010 The ones who are stated as a priority for ICE. 504 00:26:09,010 --> 00:26:12,470 To make us all safe, they must get these people. 505 00:26:12,470 --> 00:26:15,340 Now, what first struck me, I already mentioned this, is the 506 00:26:15,340 --> 00:26:19,900 fact that these officers were wearing "Police" everywhere, 507 00:26:19,900 --> 00:26:21,410 when in fact they were not. 508 00:26:21,410 --> 00:26:24,550 Now, this is of concern to me because, as I understand it, 509 00:26:24,550 --> 00:26:29,280 due process requires that law enforcement not misrepresent 510 00:26:29,280 --> 00:26:30,310 who they are. 511 00:26:30,310 --> 00:26:34,490 That it is unlawful to me represent yourself as police 512 00:26:34,490 --> 00:26:37,870 when you are not. 513 00:26:37,870 --> 00:26:39,730 We were told that we were going to witness the rounding 514 00:26:39,730 --> 00:26:42,900 up of dangerous criminal immigrants that morning, and 515 00:26:42,900 --> 00:26:45,380 that these people were threatening. 516 00:26:45,380 --> 00:26:48,150 So to be honest, members of my team and I, we 517 00:26:48,150 --> 00:26:49,220 started to get worried. 518 00:26:49,220 --> 00:26:51,870 This was 4 o'clock in the morning when they had cited us 519 00:26:51,870 --> 00:26:56,800 to meet them in a parking lot of a Denny's in Los Angeles. 520 00:26:56,800 --> 00:26:59,510 We thought we were going to see high level gang members, 521 00:26:59,510 --> 00:27:02,990 violent offenders, drug traffickers, dangerous 522 00:27:02,990 --> 00:27:04,480 immigrant criminals that needed to be 523 00:27:04,480 --> 00:27:05,440 removed from our country. 524 00:27:05,440 --> 00:27:06,680 And they told us this. 525 00:27:06,680 --> 00:27:08,890 We needed to stay back and watch out. 526 00:27:08,890 --> 00:27:11,370 Anything could happen. 527 00:27:11,370 --> 00:27:14,530 It was 6:00 in the morning in East Los Angeles. 528 00:27:14,530 --> 00:27:16,790 The roosters were crowing in the backyards of the 529 00:27:16,790 --> 00:27:19,510 predominantly Mexican-American barrio. 530 00:27:19,510 --> 00:27:23,040 In the humble, but manicured lawns were the statues of La 531 00:27:23,040 --> 00:27:26,990 Virgen de Guadalupe and Jesucristo, adorned with 532 00:27:26,990 --> 00:27:31,250 Christmas lights, even though it was March. 533 00:27:31,250 --> 00:27:33,860 We witnessed that knock on the door. 534 00:27:33,860 --> 00:27:36,990 The agents did not specify who they were or what they were 535 00:27:36,990 --> 00:27:38,120 looking for. 536 00:27:38,120 --> 00:27:40,500 They did not say that they had a warrant. 537 00:27:40,500 --> 00:27:43,850 What these heavily armed men wearing uniforms that said 538 00:27:43,850 --> 00:27:48,770 "Police" everywhere, what they did say was, we don't want to 539 00:27:48,770 --> 00:27:52,900 talk about this out here on your doorstep. 540 00:27:52,900 --> 00:27:55,290 Can we come inside to talk about this? 541 00:27:55,290 --> 00:27:57,820 We don't want to wake your neighbors. 542 00:27:57,820 --> 00:28:00,080 In fact, people have the legal right to 543 00:28:00,080 --> 00:28:01,950 say no to these officials. 544 00:28:01,950 --> 00:28:06,580 But not knowing that, and especially Latinos who respect 545 00:28:06,580 --> 00:28:10,800 authority overall, let them in. 546 00:28:10,800 --> 00:28:13,320 And at that point, the agents then have the legal right to 547 00:28:13,320 --> 00:28:17,250 ask anyone in the house for their immigration status. 548 00:28:17,250 --> 00:28:22,230 So how would you like it if you're awakened at 6:00 AM in 549 00:28:22,230 --> 00:28:26,690 the morning and a tax agent comes to your door. 550 00:28:26,690 --> 00:28:29,090 But instead of wearing a uniform that says the "Tax 551 00:28:29,090 --> 00:28:34,890 Agent," he's wearing one that says "Police." Or if the child 552 00:28:34,890 --> 00:28:39,860 welfare agent came to your home on a failure to pay 553 00:28:39,860 --> 00:28:42,840 alimony or child support, but instead of identifying 554 00:28:42,840 --> 00:28:47,200 themselves as that, they're wearing police insignias. 555 00:28:47,200 --> 00:28:49,920 And you let them in without being told that, in fact, you 556 00:28:49,920 --> 00:28:51,930 have the right not to let them in. 557 00:28:51,930 --> 00:28:56,430 How would you feel, as an American, if this happened to 558 00:28:56,430 --> 00:28:59,020 you or to one of your children? 559 00:28:59,020 --> 00:29:02,290 Or one of your neighbors? 560 00:29:02,290 --> 00:29:04,740 Now, the two men-- these dangerous immigrant criminals 561 00:29:04,740 --> 00:29:08,060 we were told that were being rounded up were not, in fact, 562 00:29:08,060 --> 00:29:10,550 drug dealing gang bangers at all. 563 00:29:10,550 --> 00:29:14,750 They were men in their late '50s, overweight, moving 564 00:29:14,750 --> 00:29:15,560 sluggishly. 565 00:29:15,560 --> 00:29:18,040 They worked as gardeners. 566 00:29:18,040 --> 00:29:20,260 One had a DUI from 20 years ago. 567 00:29:20,260 --> 00:29:23,330 Another had a moving violation where someone was injured. 568 00:29:23,330 --> 00:29:26,890 Both men had served their time as punishment already. 569 00:29:26,890 --> 00:29:30,860 But they were at the top of this administration's list, 570 00:29:30,860 --> 00:29:34,430 the hit list of threatening immigrants who needed to be 571 00:29:34,430 --> 00:29:36,710 deported immediately. 572 00:29:36,710 --> 00:29:41,430 Are we all safer now because they've been deported, leaving 573 00:29:41,430 --> 00:29:45,200 American-born grandchildren behind? 574 00:29:45,200 --> 00:29:49,810 So when these men and women and young people are detained, 575 00:29:49,810 --> 00:29:52,850 this is where the different legal system kicks in. 576 00:29:52,850 --> 00:29:56,760 Because this is civil immigration law. 577 00:29:56,760 --> 00:29:59,670 They don't have access to a lawyer who can help them to 578 00:29:59,670 --> 00:30:02,040 understand what's just happened. 579 00:30:02,040 --> 00:30:06,510 You only get a lawyer in this case if you can afford one. 580 00:30:06,510 --> 00:30:09,930 You are held in our country and you don't 581 00:30:09,930 --> 00:30:13,180 have access to a lawyer. 582 00:30:13,180 --> 00:30:15,640 You need to take a moment and sit with that, because we are 583 00:30:15,640 --> 00:30:18,890 all convinced that due process in our country means you have 584 00:30:18,890 --> 00:30:24,510 access to a lawyer no matter what, if you can't afford one. 585 00:30:24,510 --> 00:30:30,988 Not in civil cases involving immigration. 586 00:30:30,988 --> 00:30:35,540 Now, here's another of these parallel realities that exist 587 00:30:35,540 --> 00:30:38,230 for you, that I'm going to lay out for you. 588 00:30:38,230 --> 00:30:42,190 United States of America has the largest prison population 589 00:30:42,190 --> 00:30:44,110 in the world. 590 00:30:44,110 --> 00:30:47,660 These are criminals who are held in prison, 591 00:30:47,660 --> 00:30:51,170 in corrections settings. 592 00:30:51,170 --> 00:30:53,490 But immigrants who are detained for immigration 593 00:30:53,490 --> 00:30:56,330 issues are held in a parallel universe. 594 00:30:56,330 --> 00:31:00,560 A universe called civil detention. 595 00:31:00,560 --> 00:31:04,250 And now, the United States of America has the largest 596 00:31:04,250 --> 00:31:08,270 population of civil detainees in the world. 597 00:31:08,270 --> 00:31:12,030 The men we watched being rounded up were, in fact, not 598 00:31:12,030 --> 00:31:14,570 been held for their crimes. 599 00:31:14,570 --> 00:31:17,350 They were being held for their immigration status. 600 00:31:17,350 --> 00:31:21,250 They were civil detainees, not criminal inmates. 601 00:31:21,250 --> 00:31:26,270 In fact, you call them detainees and not inmates. 602 00:31:26,270 --> 00:31:29,510 It's another one of these concepts that we have to begin 603 00:31:29,510 --> 00:31:31,230 to wrap our heads around. 604 00:31:31,230 --> 00:31:35,340 Because the problem is, we actually don't have a system 605 00:31:35,340 --> 00:31:39,490 set up in our country to run civil detention. 606 00:31:39,490 --> 00:31:42,090 And we have the largest population of civilly detained 607 00:31:42,090 --> 00:31:44,890 people in the world. 608 00:31:44,890 --> 00:31:47,590 Dora Schriro, who was once the commissioner of corrections 609 00:31:47,590 --> 00:31:50,540 here in the state of Arizona, and is now commissioner of 610 00:31:50,540 --> 00:31:53,450 corrections in New York, and who's an academic, says, you 611 00:31:53,450 --> 00:31:57,270 can't run one with the philosophy of the other. 612 00:31:57,270 --> 00:32:03,250 One is corrections and one is holding people for processing. 613 00:32:03,250 --> 00:32:07,040 One is corrections and the other one is processing. 614 00:32:07,040 --> 00:32:11,640 And yet, all the immigrants who are held in civil 615 00:32:11,640 --> 00:32:15,270 detention are dressed like inmates, are housed like 616 00:32:15,270 --> 00:32:18,090 inmates, are treated like inmates, even 617 00:32:18,090 --> 00:32:19,150 though they're not. 618 00:32:19,150 --> 00:32:21,760 So what would you think if your son or daughter, who 619 00:32:21,760 --> 00:32:25,720 failed to pay her child support, was housed in an open 620 00:32:25,720 --> 00:32:29,750 population, dressed in an orange jumpsuit, with no 621 00:32:29,750 --> 00:32:31,440 privacy whatsoever? 622 00:32:31,440 --> 00:32:34,420 How would you feel about that? 623 00:32:34,420 --> 00:32:37,610 How would you feel about the fact that your son or daughter 624 00:32:37,610 --> 00:32:40,190 could be subjected to double jeopardy? 625 00:32:40,190 --> 00:32:43,440 I know, it's confusing, but here goes the story. 626 00:32:43,440 --> 00:32:45,110 It goes like this. 627 00:32:45,110 --> 00:32:47,690 We met a man who lived in New York City who had been in this 628 00:32:47,690 --> 00:32:49,420 country since he was 20 years old. 629 00:32:49,420 --> 00:32:51,870 Came from Jamaica with a green card. 630 00:32:51,870 --> 00:32:55,560 He was 22 years old, it was the height of the drug trade 631 00:32:55,560 --> 00:32:56,600 in New York City. 632 00:32:56,600 --> 00:33:00,550 He was arrested, charged, and he served a sentence. 633 00:33:00,550 --> 00:33:04,250 But after two years, 20 years ago, he never had a problem 634 00:33:04,250 --> 00:33:05,900 with the law. 635 00:33:05,900 --> 00:33:09,870 He, too, was targeted as a criminal immigrant who needed 636 00:33:09,870 --> 00:33:13,250 to be removed because of threat. 637 00:33:13,250 --> 00:33:16,250 He said, why are you taking me, I already served my time? 638 00:33:16,250 --> 00:33:17,490 They said, too bad. 639 00:33:17,490 --> 00:33:19,140 He said, but I have a green card. 640 00:33:19,140 --> 00:33:19,990 They said, too bad. 641 00:33:19,990 --> 00:33:22,370 He said, but I haven't done anything wrong. 642 00:33:22,370 --> 00:33:24,660 Too bad. 643 00:33:24,660 --> 00:33:28,850 Double jeopardy is alive and well in America. 644 00:33:28,850 --> 00:33:31,140 Is this who we are? 645 00:33:31,140 --> 00:33:33,680 Really 646 00:33:33,680 --> 00:33:36,640 OK, I'm sure you're reeling a little bit right now because 647 00:33:36,640 --> 00:33:41,150 this is very confusing, and a lot of it is basically going 648 00:33:41,150 --> 00:33:44,140 to the core of some of the basic rights that 649 00:33:44,140 --> 00:33:47,640 we assume we have. 650 00:33:47,640 --> 00:33:52,370 So we have a separate and not equal legal system. 651 00:33:52,370 --> 00:33:55,290 We have a separate and not equal system of detention. 652 00:33:55,290 --> 00:33:56,630 We have double jeopardy. 653 00:33:56,630 --> 00:33:59,460 You have officers misrepresenting who they are. 654 00:33:59,460 --> 00:34:02,300 You have people holding you and not explaining to you 655 00:34:02,300 --> 00:34:05,260 clearly why you're being held. 656 00:34:05,260 --> 00:34:07,310 Where you don't have access to a lawyer. 657 00:34:07,310 --> 00:34:10,810 Where you may not even see a human judge, 658 00:34:10,810 --> 00:34:12,370 only through video. 659 00:34:12,370 --> 00:34:14,600 Where you're awakened in the middle of the night and taken 660 00:34:14,600 --> 00:34:19,530 from your home, and yes, disappear sometimes for days. 661 00:34:19,530 --> 00:34:22,139 This is the other America. 662 00:34:22,139 --> 00:34:24,920 But it is a factual one. 663 00:34:24,920 --> 00:34:28,440 Not based on my opinion, but on facts. 664 00:34:28,440 --> 00:34:33,159 The question for you is, what do you think about this? 665 00:34:33,159 --> 00:34:35,909 I know that as an American citizen, I expect due process 666 00:34:35,909 --> 00:34:38,760 to be upheld in every circumstance. 667 00:34:38,760 --> 00:34:40,590 And here is my opinion. 668 00:34:40,590 --> 00:34:41,940 Yes. 669 00:34:41,940 --> 00:34:45,850 I believe, I worry, that if due process can be denied to 670 00:34:45,850 --> 00:34:49,389 some people in our country, then it becomes easier for 671 00:34:49,389 --> 00:34:53,225 that due process to be denied to me, or to someone I know. 672 00:34:53,225 --> 00:34:58,797 [APPLAUSE] 673 00:34:58,797 --> 00:35:01,700 MARIA HINOJOSA: Who is this new America? 674 00:35:01,700 --> 00:35:05,580 Have we, as a country, in fact, been afforded the facts 675 00:35:05,580 --> 00:35:08,240 to look at this, study it, and say, yes, 676 00:35:08,240 --> 00:35:09,250 this is what we want. 677 00:35:09,250 --> 00:35:12,180 We do believe that immigrants should be treated differently. 678 00:35:12,180 --> 00:35:14,740 People who are not born here are subject to an entirely 679 00:35:14,740 --> 00:35:17,280 different set of questions. 680 00:35:17,280 --> 00:35:21,980 Unfortunately, my friends, without this dialogue, it only 681 00:35:21,980 --> 00:35:23,440 gets worse. 682 00:35:23,440 --> 00:35:26,350 Because we don't talk about it, because we 683 00:35:26,350 --> 00:35:29,810 don't know about it. 684 00:35:29,810 --> 00:35:30,120 OK. 685 00:35:30,120 --> 00:35:32,550 So remember how I mentioned that accountability was one of 686 00:35:32,550 --> 00:35:34,100 those core issues for me? 687 00:35:34,100 --> 00:35:36,260 And how important accountability 688 00:35:36,260 --> 00:35:37,980 and oversight is. 689 00:35:37,980 --> 00:35:41,850 Because here's another problem where due process is denied 690 00:35:41,850 --> 00:35:44,780 these immigrants in civil detention. 691 00:35:44,780 --> 00:35:49,820 There is no oversight, because many of these detention 692 00:35:49,820 --> 00:35:52,320 centers are privately run-- 693 00:35:52,320 --> 00:35:56,730 the federal government pays a private company that runs it 694 00:35:56,730 --> 00:35:59,600 less expensively. 695 00:35:59,600 --> 00:36:04,720 So now, these privately run corporations have a financial 696 00:36:04,720 --> 00:36:08,670 motive to keep these detention centers full. 697 00:36:08,670 --> 00:36:10,960 They have to be able to report a profit to their 698 00:36:10,960 --> 00:36:12,520 shareholders. 699 00:36:12,520 --> 00:36:14,920 You all are shareholders in other companies. 700 00:36:14,920 --> 00:36:17,130 You know that you want whatever investments you have 701 00:36:17,130 --> 00:36:19,480 to report a profit. 702 00:36:19,480 --> 00:36:21,910 A return on investment. 703 00:36:21,910 --> 00:36:25,420 But the only thing is that, here, they make a profit out 704 00:36:25,420 --> 00:36:28,760 of a body in a cell. 705 00:36:28,760 --> 00:36:31,800 There's a lot of money to be made in detaining immigrants. 706 00:36:31,800 --> 00:36:33,970 Just look at the numbers. 707 00:36:33,970 --> 00:36:38,180 We taxpayers pay over $100 to privately run companies that 708 00:36:38,180 --> 00:36:41,140 take care of housing this exploding population. 709 00:36:41,140 --> 00:36:43,760 Taxpayers have paid billions, millions of 710 00:36:43,760 --> 00:36:45,490 dollars to these companies. 711 00:36:45,490 --> 00:36:48,210 But because they're private and they don't have the same 712 00:36:48,210 --> 00:36:52,130 strict government regulations, they can skimp on the quality 713 00:36:52,130 --> 00:36:54,710 of the workers, because they pay lower wages. 714 00:36:54,710 --> 00:36:57,980 On the food, on the dentists, on the health care. 715 00:36:57,980 --> 00:37:00,260 And because they're private, they don't have to open their 716 00:37:00,260 --> 00:37:03,650 doors to people like me who are journalists. 717 00:37:03,650 --> 00:37:06,610 And because we don't have a thorough and proper detention 718 00:37:06,610 --> 00:37:11,620 system, there are no legally binding standards for the 719 00:37:11,620 --> 00:37:13,170 immigrants who are held. 720 00:37:13,170 --> 00:37:16,020 So no legally binding standards. 721 00:37:16,020 --> 00:37:18,090 That's another one of our basic due process-- 722 00:37:18,090 --> 00:37:19,760 accountability. 723 00:37:19,760 --> 00:37:22,050 Being able to sue for your rights. 724 00:37:22,050 --> 00:37:24,250 But it's complicated. 725 00:37:24,250 --> 00:37:26,590 These people in these privately run detention 726 00:37:26,590 --> 00:37:31,820 centers have no legally binding standards. 727 00:37:31,820 --> 00:37:37,010 No one is held accountable for when they're abused. 728 00:37:37,010 --> 00:37:42,050 So what did we see in Raymondville, in Texas? 729 00:37:42,050 --> 00:37:43,490 We saw a place that because-- 730 00:37:43,490 --> 00:37:49,640 I mean, actually, it kind of reminds me of this space. 731 00:37:49,640 --> 00:37:55,550 Except that imagine that this was multiplied like two or 732 00:37:55,550 --> 00:37:58,390 three times. 733 00:37:58,390 --> 00:38:02,960 And this space would be divided up into rooms, like 734 00:38:02,960 --> 00:38:04,410 into quarters. 735 00:38:04,410 --> 00:38:07,010 So no windows. 736 00:38:07,010 --> 00:38:12,160 And only at the very top of a ceiling about this high there 737 00:38:12,160 --> 00:38:16,670 was a skylight with gates. 738 00:38:16,670 --> 00:38:24,350 And the hallways extended and extended of rooms where 739 00:38:24,350 --> 00:38:26,800 immigrants were being held. 740 00:38:26,800 --> 00:38:30,130 I had never seen anything like this before. 741 00:38:30,130 --> 00:38:34,350 And that was considered the better area to be housed. 742 00:38:34,350 --> 00:38:38,130 In Willacy, they started with 10 circus 743 00:38:38,130 --> 00:38:40,310 tents with no windows. 744 00:38:40,310 --> 00:38:42,620 These are tents where people are supposed to be held for 745 00:38:42,620 --> 00:38:47,400 two to three days, and people were held for two years. 746 00:38:47,400 --> 00:38:48,950 No windows. 747 00:38:48,950 --> 00:38:51,410 In circus tents, of course. 748 00:38:51,410 --> 00:38:54,290 The one little window that they did have had a red line 749 00:38:54,290 --> 00:38:55,590 of tape around it. 750 00:38:55,590 --> 00:38:58,500 And you were not allowed to step beyond that red tape. 751 00:38:58,500 --> 00:39:00,500 So you were punished for wanting to 752 00:39:00,500 --> 00:39:03,410 look out the window. 753 00:39:03,410 --> 00:39:05,870 I was so shocked in the women's detention 754 00:39:05,870 --> 00:39:07,600 tent that we saw. 755 00:39:07,600 --> 00:39:09,900 And this was one the Department of Homeland 756 00:39:09,900 --> 00:39:12,400 Security had prepped for us to visit. 757 00:39:12,400 --> 00:39:16,560 It had a complaint box that was nailed shut, so there was 758 00:39:16,560 --> 00:39:19,626 no way to put a complaint inside. 759 00:39:19,626 --> 00:39:21,600 What? 760 00:39:21,600 --> 00:39:25,100 And they let us in and we filmed it? 761 00:39:25,100 --> 00:39:29,360 Imagine that this is a place where there was no clean 762 00:39:29,360 --> 00:39:30,080 drinking water. 763 00:39:30,080 --> 00:39:34,820 The water from the tap was sulphuric. 764 00:39:34,820 --> 00:39:38,540 So every time-- imagine, every time in the desert in Texas in 765 00:39:38,540 --> 00:39:42,140 that tent, you'd be thirsty, you would have to go to the 766 00:39:42,140 --> 00:39:47,460 guard and ask for a cup to drink water. 767 00:39:47,460 --> 00:39:52,420 And maybe that guard would give you the cup, maybe not. 768 00:39:52,420 --> 00:39:54,620 No TV, no windows, no books. 769 00:39:54,620 --> 00:39:57,310 Warehoused. 770 00:39:57,310 --> 00:40:00,660 When we walked inside Willacy, we were separated into a room, 771 00:40:00,660 --> 00:40:02,970 and we were lectured by representatives of the 772 00:40:02,970 --> 00:40:05,190 Department of Homeland Security and Immigration 773 00:40:05,190 --> 00:40:06,480 Customs Enforcement. 774 00:40:06,480 --> 00:40:09,620 And my friends, another level of complexity is that many of 775 00:40:09,620 --> 00:40:13,810 the people who are running these detention centers are 776 00:40:13,810 --> 00:40:18,530 Latinos and African-American. 777 00:40:18,530 --> 00:40:21,840 It's true. 778 00:40:21,840 --> 00:40:24,910 Now, a woman named Maria who grew up in Austin, Texas, and 779 00:40:24,910 --> 00:40:28,360 was a single mom, and who never knew that she was 780 00:40:28,360 --> 00:40:32,400 undocumented, and who ended up getting detained, she was the 781 00:40:32,400 --> 00:40:36,590 one who told us that she was sexually assaulted in that 782 00:40:36,590 --> 00:40:42,370 tent by a female guard. 783 00:40:42,370 --> 00:40:45,110 Now, I know that this is going to sound horrible. 784 00:40:45,110 --> 00:40:47,680 Beyond been sexually assaulted by the female guard who was 785 00:40:47,680 --> 00:40:52,750 there to take care of her, she talked about the boredom and 786 00:40:52,750 --> 00:40:55,300 mental pressure. 787 00:40:55,300 --> 00:40:59,600 So much so that they gave the rats names. 788 00:40:59,600 --> 00:41:02,130 That's how we entertained ourselves. 789 00:41:02,130 --> 00:41:05,140 We gave the rats names. 790 00:41:05,140 --> 00:41:07,810 She said that they would run out of toilet paper. 791 00:41:07,810 --> 00:41:10,510 They would run out of pads for women. 792 00:41:10,510 --> 00:41:12,910 And that they would have to plead for more. 793 00:41:12,910 --> 00:41:15,950 And sometimes they simply ran out and the 794 00:41:15,950 --> 00:41:18,530 guards didn't care. 795 00:41:18,530 --> 00:41:22,550 She said that when they smelled food being cooked that 796 00:41:22,550 --> 00:41:26,150 they knew that outside monitors were coming to visit. 797 00:41:26,150 --> 00:41:30,820 But other than that, they were hungry most of the time. 798 00:41:30,820 --> 00:41:34,190 Our whistleblower who worked inside told the story of how 799 00:41:34,190 --> 00:41:37,030 she didn't believe the complaints about the food. 800 00:41:37,030 --> 00:41:39,590 And so to prove it, one detainee once came into her 801 00:41:39,590 --> 00:41:41,560 office and said-- 802 00:41:41,560 --> 00:41:47,030 carrying a wrapped up napkin that he had been able to steal 803 00:41:47,030 --> 00:41:48,820 from the food plate. 804 00:41:48,820 --> 00:41:50,330 Opened up the napkin to her and said, this is 805 00:41:50,330 --> 00:41:51,140 what we had for lunch. 806 00:41:51,140 --> 00:41:56,770 And there were live maggots in the garbanzo beans. 807 00:41:56,770 --> 00:41:59,290 This is our country? 808 00:41:59,290 --> 00:42:01,480 Where Commissioner Dora Schriro, when she visited 809 00:42:01,480 --> 00:42:05,340 Willacy, she was so taken aback by the depression and 810 00:42:05,340 --> 00:42:06,940 the gauntness of the detainees, that she 811 00:42:06,940 --> 00:42:09,540 immediately had them all weighed. 812 00:42:09,540 --> 00:42:14,430 Compared to their time of entry weight, and to the time 813 00:42:14,430 --> 00:42:18,000 that they had been there held, each one of them had lost at 814 00:42:18,000 --> 00:42:20,390 least 10 pounds. 815 00:42:20,390 --> 00:42:22,380 It's not that people were fed bad food. 816 00:42:22,380 --> 00:42:23,680 They were hungry. 817 00:42:23,680 --> 00:42:30,010 And the thought of people who are not criminals being held 818 00:42:30,010 --> 00:42:33,420 by my government, in windowless rooms, with no 819 00:42:33,420 --> 00:42:36,460 drinking water, asked to wear-- 820 00:42:36,460 --> 00:42:41,390 or forced to wear stained underwear, unwashed clothes, 821 00:42:41,390 --> 00:42:43,040 dirty sheets. 822 00:42:43,040 --> 00:42:45,200 This reality raises core issues 823 00:42:45,200 --> 00:42:47,780 about due process denied. 824 00:42:47,780 --> 00:42:51,620 And what that means to me as an American. 825 00:42:51,620 --> 00:42:54,460 Now, understand that even if these detainees wanted to 826 00:42:54,460 --> 00:42:58,900 complain, there's no way for them to sue. 827 00:42:58,900 --> 00:43:01,800 So we heard stories of women detainees who 828 00:43:01,800 --> 00:43:05,510 were raped by guards. 829 00:43:05,510 --> 00:43:08,140 And when they complained about it, they were simply deported 830 00:43:08,140 --> 00:43:09,840 the next day. 831 00:43:09,840 --> 00:43:11,680 That's the perfect solution, isn't it? 832 00:43:11,680 --> 00:43:15,250 You assault a detainee, beat them up, rape them. 833 00:43:15,250 --> 00:43:16,600 They don't speak English. 834 00:43:16,600 --> 00:43:18,600 You get the detainee pregnant. 835 00:43:18,600 --> 00:43:21,060 And if she complains or threatens to complain, you 836 00:43:21,060 --> 00:43:22,250 simply deport her. 837 00:43:22,250 --> 00:43:22,775 Case closed. 838 00:43:22,775 --> 00:43:25,640 What happens? 839 00:43:25,640 --> 00:43:28,890 Case closed. 840 00:43:28,890 --> 00:43:32,340 The Canadian woman who we interviewed for our Frontline, 841 00:43:32,340 --> 00:43:35,860 overstayed her visa from Canada and was picked up for a 842 00:43:35,860 --> 00:43:38,220 traffic violation, and then was found that she had bounced 843 00:43:38,220 --> 00:43:40,600 a $200 check. 844 00:43:40,600 --> 00:43:44,850 She was sexually assaulted by a guard more than once, who 845 00:43:44,850 --> 00:43:48,070 told her, I know you like it. 846 00:43:48,070 --> 00:43:50,480 And when she asked another guard if she should complain 847 00:43:50,480 --> 00:43:53,330 about this, that other guard said, don't do it. 848 00:43:53,330 --> 00:43:55,930 It'll be worse for you. 849 00:43:55,930 --> 00:44:00,900 Where is this America where you're told not to speak up? 850 00:44:00,900 --> 00:44:05,050 Isn't this like our basic core of our right as Americans that 851 00:44:05,050 --> 00:44:08,010 we speak up? 852 00:44:08,010 --> 00:44:15,070 And yet, day after day, these invisible immigrant detainees 853 00:44:15,070 --> 00:44:20,300 are being silenced and censored. 854 00:44:20,300 --> 00:44:23,620 Now, I've never told this story before in public. 855 00:44:23,620 --> 00:44:29,700 But because I wanted to base my speech on facts, I decided 856 00:44:29,700 --> 00:44:32,180 it was time. 857 00:44:32,180 --> 00:44:34,110 The young woman who I told you about-- 858 00:44:34,110 --> 00:44:35,320 thank you. 859 00:44:35,320 --> 00:44:38,680 The young woman who I told you about, who was detained and 860 00:44:38,680 --> 00:44:40,630 sexually assaulted. 861 00:44:40,630 --> 00:44:44,810 A single mom from Austin. 862 00:44:44,810 --> 00:44:47,230 The one who told me about the rats. 863 00:44:47,230 --> 00:44:51,080 [INAUDIBLE]. 864 00:44:51,080 --> 00:44:56,980 She was not very smart. 865 00:44:56,980 --> 00:44:59,650 Doesn't mean that somebody who's not very smart or 866 00:44:59,650 --> 00:45:01,700 sophisticated should be detained. 867 00:45:01,700 --> 00:45:06,140 But she had a certain humbleness about her and 868 00:45:06,140 --> 00:45:06,880 simplicity. 869 00:45:06,880 --> 00:45:12,420 So she began to tell me this story about what would happen 870 00:45:12,420 --> 00:45:14,850 in those circus tents when they would find 871 00:45:14,850 --> 00:45:17,870 lice or a bed bug. 872 00:45:17,870 --> 00:45:19,880 She said, you know, then, what they would do is they would 873 00:45:19,880 --> 00:45:23,570 take all of the bedding, all of the pillows, and they would 874 00:45:23,570 --> 00:45:24,730 put it into a big pile. 875 00:45:24,730 --> 00:45:27,130 And they would strip us all down of everything. 876 00:45:27,130 --> 00:45:30,440 They would put everything into a big pile and take it away. 877 00:45:30,440 --> 00:45:34,370 And she said, and then all the women would be standing naked 878 00:45:34,370 --> 00:45:38,610 in line for the showers, which were all in the open. 879 00:45:38,610 --> 00:45:42,300 And this woman said to me, you know, Maria, there was this 880 00:45:42,300 --> 00:45:46,645 movie I used to watch when I was a kid. 881 00:45:46,645 --> 00:45:49,140 I felt like I was in it. 882 00:45:49,140 --> 00:45:57,386 Did you ever see Schindler's List? 883 00:45:57,386 --> 00:46:00,070 Our America. 884 00:46:00,070 --> 00:46:02,540 I don't even think she understood the whole context 885 00:46:02,540 --> 00:46:05,450 of Schindler's List, but the thought that she could say, I 886 00:46:05,450 --> 00:46:08,470 felt like I was in it, of course, I have to tell you 887 00:46:08,470 --> 00:46:10,320 these stories. 888 00:46:10,320 --> 00:46:15,280 This is my job. 889 00:46:15,280 --> 00:46:18,900 That's the immigration detention story. 890 00:46:18,900 --> 00:46:20,860 The other part of the story is what's 891 00:46:20,860 --> 00:46:22,650 happening here in Arizona. 892 00:46:22,650 --> 00:46:27,360 What will be decided on withing a matter of hours, 893 00:46:27,360 --> 00:46:32,080 really, when the Supreme Court will more than likely ratify 894 00:46:32,080 --> 00:46:36,800 all or parts of Arizona SB1070. 895 00:46:36,800 --> 00:46:40,470 Legal scholars say this will federalize racial profiling, 896 00:46:40,470 --> 00:46:42,450 specifically against Latinos. 897 00:46:42,450 --> 00:46:45,120 But generally, against anyone who looks or 898 00:46:45,120 --> 00:46:47,260 sounds foreign born. 899 00:46:47,260 --> 00:46:49,800 What does that mean when we're a country now where we have 900 00:46:49,800 --> 00:46:55,170 more non-white births than white births? 901 00:46:55,170 --> 00:46:59,650 And so racial profiling, though, is allowed. 902 00:46:59,650 --> 00:47:05,710 So from my side, what this looks like is that, when I was 903 00:47:05,710 --> 00:47:10,050 packing to come down here to Arizona, I hadn't been since 904 00:47:10,050 --> 00:47:12,340 SB1070 was first signed. 905 00:47:12,340 --> 00:47:13,830 And my daughter reminded me then that I 906 00:47:13,830 --> 00:47:16,140 needed to bring my passport. 907 00:47:16,140 --> 00:47:18,440 My New York driver's license is not going to do me any good 908 00:47:18,440 --> 00:47:21,610 here if I get stopped. 909 00:47:21,610 --> 00:47:24,280 But how many of you said to yourselves as you were 910 00:47:24,280 --> 00:47:27,570 packing, hmm, let me bring my passport because I'm going 911 00:47:27,570 --> 00:47:32,010 Arizona and they might ask me to prove my citizenship? 912 00:47:32,010 --> 00:47:35,110 I bet few of you. 913 00:47:35,110 --> 00:47:40,050 I'm sure that, I think it was probably few of you. 914 00:47:40,050 --> 00:47:46,970 But you see, now we have these two Americas where suddenly, 915 00:47:46,970 --> 00:47:50,680 one part of our population believes that at any time, 916 00:47:50,680 --> 00:48:00,960 anywhere, yes, us Latinos know now, that the target is on us. 917 00:48:00,960 --> 00:48:02,870 It's [INAUDIBLE]. 918 00:48:02,870 --> 00:48:07,180 So anywhere, any time, any state, any law enforcement 919 00:48:07,180 --> 00:48:11,240 officer can ask us to prove who we are. 920 00:48:11,240 --> 00:48:14,560 Are we real Americans? 921 00:48:14,560 --> 00:48:17,110 And where we have a part of our country that has no 922 00:48:17,110 --> 00:48:21,380 concept that this is even happening. 923 00:48:21,380 --> 00:48:28,220 Now, the thing is is that this core issue of the questioning 924 00:48:28,220 --> 00:48:34,120 of some people doesn't just happen to those people. 925 00:48:34,120 --> 00:48:36,000 What we have to realize is that it's 926 00:48:36,000 --> 00:48:38,700 happened to all of us. 927 00:48:38,700 --> 00:48:44,240 It's impacted you, and your rights, and your due process, 928 00:48:44,240 --> 00:48:45,620 and your tax dollars. 929 00:48:45,620 --> 00:48:48,670 And in fact, your own identity. 930 00:48:48,670 --> 00:48:50,370 How? 931 00:48:50,370 --> 00:48:55,330 The ACLU has reported that in Alabama, it would take a 932 00:48:55,330 --> 00:48:59,050 locally trained law enforcement about 80 minutes 933 00:48:59,050 --> 00:49:02,400 to locate your name in the federal registry. 934 00:49:02,400 --> 00:49:05,950 So if by any chance you are stopped and all you have is 935 00:49:05,950 --> 00:49:08,980 your driver's license, you're going to have to prove that 936 00:49:08,980 --> 00:49:09,910 you're a US citizen. 937 00:49:09,910 --> 00:49:12,660 Now imagine being on the side of the road in Alabama, with a 938 00:49:12,660 --> 00:49:16,450 local police officer from Alabama, and waiting for the 939 00:49:16,450 --> 00:49:19,960 computer to kick in to say, yes, you 940 00:49:19,960 --> 00:49:21,540 are an American citizen. 941 00:49:21,540 --> 00:49:25,890 But for 80 minutes, you don't know what the answer might be. 942 00:49:25,890 --> 00:49:31,180 So maybe right now some of you are thinking, wow, how would I 943 00:49:31,180 --> 00:49:33,670 prove that I'm an American citizen? 944 00:49:33,670 --> 00:49:36,570 How would I prove that? 945 00:49:36,570 --> 00:49:40,190 And by the way, where is my birth certificate? 946 00:49:40,190 --> 00:49:46,840 And so now, the immigration issue has affected you. 947 00:49:46,840 --> 00:49:48,000 Do you see that? 948 00:49:48,000 --> 00:49:49,740 That now you're thinking, oh my god, I may 949 00:49:49,740 --> 00:49:50,900 have to at some point. 950 00:49:50,900 --> 00:49:54,870 And thinking that it's OK? 951 00:49:54,870 --> 00:49:57,250 Now we have all been impacted. 952 00:49:57,250 --> 00:49:59,470 Not just immigrants. 953 00:49:59,470 --> 00:50:04,000 All Americans are changed by this. 954 00:50:04,000 --> 00:50:08,280 What does it mean to live in a democracy where you have a 955 00:50:08,280 --> 00:50:13,960 separate and unequal and parallel universe? 956 00:50:13,960 --> 00:50:19,110 And what does it mean when we have the highest ranking 957 00:50:19,110 --> 00:50:24,930 Latina in the Obama Administration, who won a 958 00:50:24,930 --> 00:50:28,960 Genius Award for her work on immigration, and who, when I 959 00:50:28,960 --> 00:50:35,010 asked her just about a year ago if she had ever visited an 960 00:50:35,010 --> 00:50:39,510 immigrant detention center, and she said no. 961 00:50:39,510 --> 00:50:41,050 Why? 962 00:50:41,050 --> 00:50:42,780 Why do we not want to see? 963 00:50:42,780 --> 00:50:45,460 Why do we not want to see this? 964 00:50:45,460 --> 00:50:47,550 We have to see it. 965 00:50:47,550 --> 00:50:52,010 We have to make the invisible visible. 966 00:50:52,010 --> 00:50:58,000 Now, I believe that we do, in fact, have the capacity to 967 00:50:58,000 --> 00:51:01,510 create this new America together. 968 00:51:01,510 --> 00:51:06,010 And I think it's important in our journalism to deal with 969 00:51:06,010 --> 00:51:09,140 this issue of change and fear. 970 00:51:09,140 --> 00:51:15,230 And so, in my work with my television pilot-- 971 00:51:15,230 --> 00:51:18,110 shameless plug, September 21. 972 00:51:18,110 --> 00:51:20,700 I know you're all going to be watching. 973 00:51:20,700 --> 00:51:25,110 It's the first time that a Latina executive produces and 974 00:51:25,110 --> 00:51:27,810 anchors a news program for PBS in history. 975 00:51:27,810 --> 00:51:29,290 So I'm really proud of it. 976 00:51:29,290 --> 00:51:32,440 [APPLAUSE] 977 00:51:32,440 --> 00:51:37,420 MARIA HINOJOSA: And we ask, because I'm not afraid to ask 978 00:51:37,420 --> 00:51:42,730 anything, we ask should white America be afraid of becoming 979 00:51:42,730 --> 00:51:44,430 a minority? 980 00:51:44,430 --> 00:51:48,110 And the answer that we get from our expert is, only if 981 00:51:48,110 --> 00:51:50,790 minority continues to be defined the way it's always 982 00:51:50,790 --> 00:51:51,355 been defined. 983 00:51:51,355 --> 00:51:55,510 As powerless, disenfranchised, isolated. 984 00:51:55,510 --> 00:52:00,370 We can change the definition of minority. 985 00:52:00,370 --> 00:52:06,470 We can change this America. 986 00:52:06,470 --> 00:52:09,000 All right, I'm watching the time. 987 00:52:09,000 --> 00:52:09,990 Let me see what I can do. 988 00:52:09,990 --> 00:52:11,220 How much more do I have? 989 00:52:11,220 --> 00:52:11,660 All right. 990 00:52:11,660 --> 00:52:12,100 OK, good. 991 00:52:12,100 --> 00:52:14,800 We're good. 992 00:52:14,800 --> 00:52:15,400 OK. 993 00:52:15,400 --> 00:52:20,300 So for that piece that's going to run on PBS 994 00:52:20,300 --> 00:52:22,530 on September 21-- 995 00:52:22,530 --> 00:52:24,770 because I really, I love this America. 996 00:52:24,770 --> 00:52:27,830 I do, I totally adore the America where I 997 00:52:27,830 --> 00:52:29,800 can see all of you. 998 00:52:29,800 --> 00:52:31,620 This amazing diversity. 999 00:52:31,620 --> 00:52:33,390 And it's really unexpected what's happening. 1000 00:52:33,390 --> 00:52:36,320 And when you really get beyond the fear it becomes exciting. 1001 00:52:36,320 --> 00:52:39,050 So in this place, which is one of the statistically most 1002 00:52:39,050 --> 00:52:42,310 diversity in the United States of America, and it's actually 1003 00:52:42,310 --> 00:52:49,790 10 minutes south of Atlanta, Georgia, here I meet a Somali 1004 00:52:49,790 --> 00:52:54,090 refugee who is an official refugee, 1005 00:52:54,090 --> 00:52:55,425 but not yet a citizen. 1006 00:52:55,425 --> 00:52:58,340 Who loves Obama. 1007 00:52:58,340 --> 00:53:00,870 Whose best friend, who's a Christian-- 1008 00:53:00,870 --> 00:53:02,750 they're both in the same Christian church-- 1009 00:53:02,750 --> 00:53:06,650 is a Tea Party member of the city council. 1010 00:53:06,650 --> 00:53:08,230 Black and white. 1011 00:53:08,230 --> 00:53:12,810 Best friends, hold hands, walk arm in arm everywhere. 1012 00:53:12,810 --> 00:53:17,830 And the Somali woman became Diane's campaign manager. 1013 00:53:17,830 --> 00:53:19,640 And got her elected. 1014 00:53:19,640 --> 00:53:22,570 And they're best friends. 1015 00:53:22,570 --> 00:53:25,630 That's the possibility of our new America. 1016 00:53:25,630 --> 00:53:28,150 And I asked them, I was like, do you try to convince each 1017 00:53:28,150 --> 00:53:29,340 other of your political views? 1018 00:53:29,340 --> 00:53:31,470 They're like, we're sisters. 1019 00:53:31,470 --> 00:53:33,180 We give each other the space to have 1020 00:53:33,180 --> 00:53:35,360 different political views. 1021 00:53:35,360 --> 00:53:36,830 That's a moment where I'm like, this is 1022 00:53:36,830 --> 00:53:38,970 something we can celebrate. 1023 00:53:38,970 --> 00:53:41,310 Or the story that I heard just-- 1024 00:53:41,310 --> 00:53:42,140 two days ago? 1025 00:53:42,140 --> 00:53:45,010 Two days ago in Chicago, at the Illinois Institute of 1026 00:53:45,010 --> 00:53:48,460 Technology where Latino USA is doing a story about a woman 1027 00:53:48,460 --> 00:53:51,260 who actually has the position, holds the position to be the 1028 00:53:51,260 --> 00:53:54,150 undocumented student liaison. 1029 00:53:54,150 --> 00:53:56,900 Officially, at the Illinois Institute of Technology. 1030 00:53:56,900 --> 00:53:59,040 And I mean, it's amazing, but it's true. 1031 00:53:59,040 --> 00:54:00,140 True story. 1032 00:54:00,140 --> 00:54:03,070 And I met this kid, a dreamer. 1033 00:54:03,070 --> 00:54:07,850 And I said to him, explain to me-- 1034 00:54:07,850 --> 00:54:09,630 he said, I always knew that I was different. 1035 00:54:09,630 --> 00:54:11,180 I always knew that I was undocumented. 1036 00:54:11,180 --> 00:54:12,850 I understood this from a very young age. 1037 00:54:12,850 --> 00:54:13,720 A lot of kids don't. 1038 00:54:13,720 --> 00:54:16,352 I said, well, explain to me how your parents talked to you 1039 00:54:16,352 --> 00:54:16,610 about this. 1040 00:54:16,610 --> 00:54:20,450 He said well, maybe the best way to explain it to you is 1041 00:54:20,450 --> 00:54:23,110 how the teachers talked to me about this. 1042 00:54:23,110 --> 00:54:24,050 And I said, what did they say? 1043 00:54:24,050 --> 00:54:26,950 They said, well, the teachers growing up here in Chicago 1044 00:54:26,950 --> 00:54:32,280 would say look, you're going to have job opportunities that 1045 00:54:32,280 --> 00:54:36,260 are going to be offered to you as a result of your education, 1046 00:54:36,260 --> 00:54:38,200 but you're not going to be able to take advantage of 1047 00:54:38,200 --> 00:54:44,360 those job opportunities because you're undocumented. 1048 00:54:44,360 --> 00:54:50,860 So you have to love learning just to learn. 1049 00:54:50,860 --> 00:54:54,020 It's not going to get a job. 1050 00:54:54,020 --> 00:54:58,070 And this kid, little geeky kid, was 1051 00:54:58,070 --> 00:55:01,570 like, I love learning. 1052 00:55:01,570 --> 00:55:02,720 I love it. 1053 00:55:02,720 --> 00:55:05,580 I want to be an engineer, and I like to solve problems, and 1054 00:55:05,580 --> 00:55:09,710 I'm working on environmentally safe power, and this. 1055 00:55:09,710 --> 00:55:14,840 And he's like, learning for learning's sake. 1056 00:55:14,840 --> 00:55:20,310 There are truly uplifting moments and stories that give 1057 00:55:20,310 --> 00:55:24,770 me the strength to do what I do. 1058 00:55:24,770 --> 00:55:30,220 So I'm going to end by telling you one last story. 1059 00:55:30,220 --> 00:55:33,660 I tell this story almost in every speech 1060 00:55:33,660 --> 00:55:36,840 because it's true. 1061 00:55:36,840 --> 00:55:40,150 So I was in New York City after September 11. 1062 00:55:40,150 --> 00:55:43,150 And I was working for CNN. 1063 00:55:43,150 --> 00:55:46,740 And as you know, in my journalism, I try to make the 1064 00:55:46,740 --> 00:55:47,640 invisible visible. 1065 00:55:47,640 --> 00:55:50,920 And so after 9/11, I knew that there were undocumented 1066 00:55:50,920 --> 00:55:54,880 immigrants who were going to be-- 1067 00:55:54,880 --> 00:55:58,270 who were victims of the tragedy of September 11. 1068 00:55:58,270 --> 00:56:03,450 And so we found Julia Hernandez. 1069 00:56:03,450 --> 00:56:09,040 And she was the widow of Antonio Melendez, with her 1070 00:56:09,040 --> 00:56:10,400 four children. 1071 00:56:10,400 --> 00:56:15,190 Antonio worked at Windows on the World. 1072 00:56:15,190 --> 00:56:19,960 And we did this story on CNN where we hung out with Julia. 1073 00:56:19,960 --> 00:56:21,650 And it was one of those beautiful moments. 1074 00:56:21,650 --> 00:56:23,530 People from all over the country-- 1075 00:56:23,530 --> 00:56:26,020 it was when really understanding that what 1076 00:56:26,020 --> 00:56:29,210 happened, that tragedy there was something that created 1077 00:56:29,210 --> 00:56:32,040 this extraordinary unity. 1078 00:56:32,040 --> 00:56:33,960 And I remember seeing all of the tourists 1079 00:56:33,960 --> 00:56:34,770 coming into New York. 1080 00:56:34,770 --> 00:56:36,600 And I'd be like, waving at them on the buses. 1081 00:56:36,600 --> 00:56:39,600 Because it was like you were coming to us. 1082 00:56:39,600 --> 00:56:41,440 You were us. 1083 00:56:41,440 --> 00:56:45,440 Those divisions in our country suddenly went away. 1084 00:56:45,440 --> 00:56:46,890 In some cases. 1085 00:56:46,890 --> 00:56:48,745 At that point, of course, there were other people who 1086 00:56:48,745 --> 00:56:49,330 were targeted. 1087 00:56:49,330 --> 00:56:50,790 Mexicanos and other immigrants. 1088 00:56:50,790 --> 00:56:53,610 It was Muslim and Arab men. 1089 00:56:53,610 --> 00:56:57,950 But anyway, we put this story of Julia, the undocumented 1090 00:56:57,950 --> 00:57:01,620 widow of an undocumented American hero. 1091 00:57:01,620 --> 00:57:05,480 And that was two days after 9/11. 1092 00:57:05,480 --> 00:57:09,330 December of 2011, I'm in my office and I get a phone call. 1093 00:57:09,330 --> 00:57:12,295 And on the other end of the phone I hear this voice. 1094 00:57:12,295 --> 00:57:14,980 (SOUTHERN ACCENT) Hello, Miss Hy-na-jo-sa? 1095 00:57:14,980 --> 00:57:17,740 Hi, my name is AJ Dinkins. 1096 00:57:17,740 --> 00:57:19,150 Is this Miss Hy-na-jo-sa? 1097 00:57:19,150 --> 00:57:22,820 I'm like, yeah, kind of. 1098 00:57:22,820 --> 00:57:26,730 Miss Hy-na-jo-sa, listen, I just have to tell you, I am 1099 00:57:26,730 --> 00:57:29,970 originally from South Carolina, but I live in 1100 00:57:29,970 --> 00:57:31,600 Augusta, Maine. 1101 00:57:31,600 --> 00:57:34,670 And I want to let you know that myself and Rudy, my 1102 00:57:34,670 --> 00:57:38,460 partner, the farmer, we have raised several thousand 1103 00:57:38,460 --> 00:57:41,680 dollars in our church for Julia Hernandez 1104 00:57:41,680 --> 00:57:43,460 and her four children. 1105 00:57:43,460 --> 00:57:46,710 And I would like to know, Miss Eena-ho-sa, if you would 1106 00:57:46,710 --> 00:57:49,520 please meet me at the airport because I have 1107 00:57:49,520 --> 00:57:50,800 never been to the Bronx. 1108 00:57:50,800 --> 00:57:52,860 I have never been to New York. 1109 00:57:52,860 --> 00:57:55,150 And I'd like to take Miss Julian Hernandez 1110 00:57:55,150 --> 00:57:56,700 her gifts for Christmas. 1111 00:57:56,700 --> 00:57:58,690 Would you meet me at the airport? 1112 00:57:58,690 --> 00:58:01,490 I said, AJ, I'll be at the airport, but I'm coming with a 1113 00:58:01,490 --> 00:58:05,140 camera crew to do the story about the day the gay 1114 00:58:05,140 --> 00:58:08,720 hairdresser from Maine came to give gifts to the undocumented 1115 00:58:08,720 --> 00:58:12,066 immigrant family in the Bronx. 1116 00:58:12,066 --> 00:58:13,978 [APPLAUSE] 1117 00:58:13,978 --> 00:58:14,850 MARIA HINOJOSA: Wait, wait. 1118 00:58:14,850 --> 00:58:16,760 It gets better. 1119 00:58:16,760 --> 00:58:20,660 So AJ, he's a hairdresser, it was Christmas time, he dyed 1120 00:58:20,660 --> 00:58:23,050 his hair red. 1121 00:58:23,050 --> 00:58:26,360 So I go get AJ and I pick him up at the airport. 1122 00:58:26,360 --> 00:58:29,260 And we film him as he gets to the Bronx. 1123 00:58:29,260 --> 00:58:32,280 And you know, AJ, at that time, Maine really was 1124 00:58:32,280 --> 00:58:32,950 homogeneous. 1125 00:58:32,950 --> 00:58:35,070 There were no Mexicanos there. 1126 00:58:35,070 --> 00:58:39,420 And so AJ had never met any Mexicans in 2001. 1127 00:58:39,420 --> 00:58:42,030 And Julia had never met a white gay man that 1128 00:58:42,030 --> 00:58:43,480 she didn't work for. 1129 00:58:43,480 --> 00:58:46,740 So there they were. 1130 00:58:46,740 --> 00:58:49,740 And I really didn't know what to expect. 1131 00:58:49,740 --> 00:58:51,560 But my god, it was a love fest. 1132 00:58:51,560 --> 00:58:53,070 It was a total love fest. 1133 00:58:53,070 --> 00:58:55,150 And they barely spoke the same language. 1134 00:58:55,150 --> 00:58:57,620 But everybody was hugging and kissing and there were tears 1135 00:58:57,620 --> 00:58:58,845 and presents. 1136 00:58:58,845 --> 00:59:02,550 And it was really moving. 1137 00:59:02,550 --> 00:59:05,260 And AJ said, oh my gosh, I love this family so much. 1138 00:59:05,260 --> 00:59:07,546 I want to bring them to my farm in Maine. 1139 00:59:07,546 --> 00:59:09,230 I want then to come visit. 1140 00:59:09,230 --> 00:59:12,110 And I thought, you know what, we'll see if that happens. 1141 00:59:12,110 --> 00:59:14,830 Six months later the phone rings and there's AJ. 1142 00:59:14,830 --> 00:59:16,440 Hey, Miss Maria. 1143 00:59:16,440 --> 00:59:18,980 Listen, I want you pack up your husband and your kids 1144 00:59:18,980 --> 00:59:21,870 because I want you to come on up to Maine because I have 1145 00:59:21,870 --> 00:59:25,330 invited Julia Hernandez, her four kids, plus a cousin, to 1146 00:59:25,330 --> 00:59:28,100 come and spend a week up in my farm in Maine. 1147 00:59:28,100 --> 00:59:29,650 Will you come? 1148 00:59:29,650 --> 00:59:31,860 And I said, AJ, my friend, I will be there. 1149 00:59:31,860 --> 00:59:34,180 I'm not bringing my husband and my kids, but I'm bringing 1150 00:59:34,180 --> 00:59:35,260 a camera crew. 1151 00:59:35,260 --> 00:59:38,750 Because I'm going to do the story about the day they gay 1152 00:59:38,750 --> 00:59:41,580 hairdresser and his partner, the farmer, invited the 1153 00:59:41,580 --> 00:59:45,245 undocumented Mexican immigrant family to their farm in Maine. 1154 00:59:45,245 --> 00:59:50,160 Now, there we were in Augusta, Maine, this motley crew. 1155 00:59:50,160 --> 00:59:52,730 Rudy, the farmer, is six foot four, in overalls. 1156 00:59:52,730 --> 00:59:54,880 AJ with now blonde hair. 1157 00:59:54,880 --> 00:59:57,670 My cameraman, who's a hippie with his ponytail. 1158 00:59:57,670 --> 01:00:01,350 My African-American sound tech, 250 pounds. 1159 01:00:01,350 --> 01:00:02,720 Myself. 1160 01:00:02,720 --> 01:00:03,150 Julia. 1161 01:00:03,150 --> 01:00:04,270 The four kids. 1162 01:00:04,270 --> 01:00:06,030 Plus a cousin. 1163 01:00:06,030 --> 01:00:08,070 And we were all together in Augusta Maine. 1164 01:00:08,070 --> 01:00:12,375 And people were like, what is going on? 1165 01:00:12,375 --> 01:00:16,160 Who are these people and what are they doing here? 1166 01:00:16,160 --> 01:00:20,600 And why are they so happy? 1167 01:00:20,600 --> 01:00:25,610 Because all the borders, all the discomfort, 1168 01:00:25,610 --> 01:00:28,260 all of that was gone. 1169 01:00:28,260 --> 01:00:32,620 It was only about these kids, and making them feel just a 1170 01:00:32,620 --> 01:00:35,230 little bit better, because the one year anniversary of their 1171 01:00:35,230 --> 01:00:37,820 father's death was coming. 1172 01:00:37,820 --> 01:00:42,870 And so, to me, when I think of the capacity of who we are as 1173 01:00:42,870 --> 01:00:49,130 a country, I think of what happened with AJ and Julia. 1174 01:00:49,130 --> 01:00:53,420 Because I believe that in our core, our fellow countrymen 1175 01:00:53,420 --> 01:00:56,450 and women, and those who are in our country who are not our 1176 01:00:56,450 --> 01:01:00,100 fellow countrymen and women officially, I believe we all 1177 01:01:00,100 --> 01:01:04,410 share this core capacity to see ourselves in the person 1178 01:01:04,410 --> 01:01:06,670 most unlike us. 1179 01:01:06,670 --> 01:01:12,750 If we just take the time to talk, to see the invisible, to 1180 01:01:12,750 --> 01:01:19,310 engage, to call on our strangers who we hear saying 1181 01:01:19,310 --> 01:01:21,600 negative things about others. 1182 01:01:21,600 --> 01:01:25,030 When they're talking, using not nice language. 1183 01:01:25,030 --> 01:01:28,670 When we get out of our comfort zones and we are prepared to 1184 01:01:28,670 --> 01:01:30,460 speak from love. 1185 01:01:30,460 --> 01:01:33,870 Yes, standing by the side of love. 1186 01:01:33,870 --> 01:01:37,140 With caring . 1187 01:01:37,140 --> 01:01:40,230 When I leave here later today, at some point, I am going to 1188 01:01:40,230 --> 01:01:44,350 be looking for people who support SB1070. 1189 01:01:44,350 --> 01:01:46,400 I want to know who they are. 1190 01:01:46,400 --> 01:01:48,600 I want to know. 1191 01:01:48,600 --> 01:01:51,480 And I want to understand their fear because you know what, in 1192 01:01:51,480 --> 01:01:56,630 this state, the numbers are not on their side. 1193 01:01:56,630 --> 01:01:59,470 The numbers are not on their side. 1194 01:01:59,470 --> 01:02:05,130 But anyway, I think of this picture that I have of AJ with 1195 01:02:05,130 --> 01:02:08,190 his American flag T-shirt, beautiful, 1196 01:02:08,190 --> 01:02:09,630 pristine Maine lake. 1197 01:02:09,630 --> 01:02:12,470 I get why the Bushes like Kennebunkport. 1198 01:02:12,470 --> 01:02:14,430 Oh my god, I love Maine. 1199 01:02:14,430 --> 01:02:18,110 And there he is sitting, and on one side he's Julia, and 1200 01:02:18,110 --> 01:02:21,220 the other side he's got me. 1201 01:02:21,220 --> 01:02:26,270 That's my image of who we can be as America. 1202 01:02:26,270 --> 01:02:28,210 That's my image. 1203 01:02:28,210 --> 01:02:30,090 And we can do it together. 1204 01:02:30,090 --> 01:02:32,784 Thank you so much for having me. 1205 01:02:32,784 --> 01:02:37,090 Thank you so much for your work and for standing on the 1206 01:02:37,090 --> 01:02:37,754 side of love. 1207 01:02:37,754 --> 01:02:40,239 Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. 1208 01:02:40,239 --> 01:02:41,730 I want to hug you. 1209 01:02:41,730 --> 01:03:55,286 [APPLAUSE] 1210 01:03:55,286 --> 01:03:55,474 REV. 1211 01:03:55,474 --> 01:03:57,936 PETER MORALES: I told Maria before she spoke that she 1212 01:03:57,936 --> 01:04:00,320 could only be the Ware lecturer if she promised not 1213 01:04:00,320 --> 01:04:01,763 to run for UUA President. 1214 01:04:01,763 --> 01:04:05,475 [LAUGHTER] 1215 01:04:05,475 --> 01:04:05,593 REV. 1216 01:04:05,593 --> 01:04:08,350 PETER MORALES: This is why we are going to be bearing 1217 01:04:08,350 --> 01:04:09,490 witness tonight. 1218 01:04:09,490 --> 01:04:19,367 [APPLAUSE] 1219 01:04:19,367 --> 01:04:19,528 REV. 1220 01:04:19,528 --> 01:04:23,240 PETER MORALES: And next week and next month and next year. 1221 01:04:23,240 --> 01:04:28,330 This is why we stand on the side of love. 1222 01:04:28,330 --> 01:04:30,930 There's a worship starting here at 7:00. 1223 01:04:30,930 --> 01:04:32,830 Go grab something and be back. 1224 01:04:32,830 --> 01:04:41,530 Thank you very much. 1225 01:04:41,530 --> 01:05:06,388 [MUSIC PLAYING]