Producer: Meredith DeFrancesco
Chief Francis on River Case Appeal and First Penobscot Ambassador and ILAP on Immigration Policy in Maine
Key Discussion Points:
a) Last week, the Penobscot Nation, and the US Departments of Justice and Interior, formally requested the First Circuit Court to review its interpretation of federal Indian Law in regards to their ruling against the Penobscot Tribe in Penobscot Nation vs Attorney General Mills.
b)We speak with Chief Kirk Francis about this new development in the River Case and about the induction of the Penobscot Nation’s first Ambassador.
c) We also speak with the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project about a number of issue affecting Maine’s immigrant population, including Governor LePage’s push back campaign against sheriff departments who have said they will not hold undocumented detainees beyond their scheduled release dates for federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). These requests have resulted in wrongful imprisonment suits in other parts of the country, based on fourth amendment violations.
Chief Kirk Francis, Penobscot Nation
Susan Roche, executive director, Immigration Legal Advocacy Project. www.ilapmaine.org/
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