Miami, Florida – May 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — As thousands of people await a decision on immigration reform, Discovery en Español took its cameras inside the largest detention site in the United States to capture the personal stories of immigrants who are about to be expelled from the country. Deportados premieres Sunday, May 23rd at 9 PM E/P.
With 11 million illegals and counting, the U.S. is in the throes of a major national dilemma. Its 255 nationwide detention centers, which house and can process approximately 30,000 detainees, serve as a clear indicator of a systemic problem that is simply not going away.
After acquiring permission for exclusive access, Discovery en Español’s production team traveled inside the South Texas detention center for a rare snapshot of the system at work, including the step by step process followed from detention to expulsion. This one hour special also documents migratory raids by ICE personnel with Discovery en Español’s cameras embedded deep in the action, as well as the daily work of the border patrol and immigration agents.
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