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Basta287g will be a partnership between Presente, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network NDLON, and the Trail of Dreams.
This campaign will allow petitioners to ask Presidente Barack Obama and DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to stop the implementation of programs 287g and Secure Communities, which have been labeled as racists and abusive by human rights and immigrant advocate groups.
The mentioned DHS programs are causing racial profiling, human rights violations, police and prison abuses, and -especially- unnecessary mass incarcerations which benefits the private prison industry, while destroying thousands of American families.
Since Barack Obama took office, the number of incarcerations and deportations of undocumented immigrants have increased tremendously. This is a trend that is being called "impractical, expensive and ineffective"by a report of the Center for American Progress.
Ian Inaba is a director, filmmaker, producer, new media specialist and journalist. A former investment banker and Silicon Valley executive, he graduated from the School of Engineering and Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
He is the co-Executive Director of Citizen Engagement Lab, a new media company that is behind the successful campaigns including the ousting of Lou Dobbs from CNN.
Inaba is member of Guerrilla News Network (GNN.tv). Among his productions are the film documentary "American Blackout", Eminem's "Mosh". Also, Inaba has co-founded VideoTheVote.org, a network of citizen journalists monitoring election irregularities in the U.S.