“Whose Children Are These?” at Asia Society

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As the proud editor of this award winning film, I urge you to go to this event at the Asia Society:

Creating An Underclass?: The Impact of Immigration and Antiterrorism Laws on Immigrant Communities

Thursday, February 17, 2005, 6:30 — 8:00 p.m. Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, New York City

  While special registration, deportation and detention have become common concepts in our post 9-11 world, what may be less known is that in 1996, the federal government signed into law the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRAIRA) and The Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) that impact immigrant populations in many ways. 

The evening event will include a screening of Whose Children Are These?” an award-winning documentary by Theresa Thanjan that gives an in-depth and gripping view into the post 9-11 world of three young Muslims impacted by the federal policy of Special Registration.  The filmmaker tries to capture the tragic and untold story of thousands of immigrant youth who are struggling in a post 9-11 environment to redefine a life, livelihood, and a country that they no longer recognize.

Panelists include: Cyrus Mehta, Cyrus D. Mehta & Associates, PLLC

Megan L. Brackney of Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP, a former Assistant United States Attorney, Civil Immigration Bureau

Mallika Dutt, Breakthrough (Moderator)

  Advance registration or ticket purchase is highly recommended. 

$5 students w/ID;  $7 for members/NGOs;  $10 for nonmembers

For tickets, contact the Asia Society Box Office at 212-517-ASIA, or send complete information by fax at 212-517- 8315, or email [email protected].  Credit card required for advance registration or reservation.  Cancellation required at least 24 hours in advance to avoid charges.  Reservations that are not cancelled/claimed will be charged.