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Yahoo! BooksAug 23, 2019
Hotline for detained migrants featured on Orange is the New Black shut down
Hotline shut down by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement connected detained migrants to an advocacy groupFounded in 2013, the hotline connected migrants with advocates at Freedom for Immigrants, which also consulted for the Netflix production and was named in the show. Photograph: Handout/Getty ImagesUS Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) has shut down a national hotline that connected detained migrants to an advocacy group, a month after the hotline was featured in a storyline in the final season of the hit TV series Orange is the New Black.Founded in 2013, the hotline connected migrants in the world's largest immigration detention system with advocates at Freedom for Immigrants, which also consulted for the award-winning Netflix production and was named in the show.Freedom for Immigrants runs and supports visitation programs in detention centers. It sent a cease-and-desist letter to Ice, alleging the government agency was retaliating and violating its right to exercise free speech after its profile grew."Ice is attempting to silence its critics and block people in immigration detention from connecting with communities on the outside," said Christina Fialho, the group's co-executive director. "It's disappointing, but not unexpected, that Trump's Ice would engage in such cruel and undemocratic behavior."Shawn Neudauer, an Ice spokesman, said all Ice facilities provide detainees with reasonable access to phones and that detainees are allowed to make free calls to an Ice-approv

Yahoo! TVAug 20, 2019
‘The Walking Dead' Star Christian Serratos in Talks to Play Selena Quintanilla in Netflix Series
"The Walking Dead" alum Christian Serratos is in talks to play Tejano music superstar Selena Quintanilla in Netflix's upcoming biographical series, TheWrap has learned.Written and executive produced by "American Crime" alum Moisés Zamora, "Selena: The Series" was ordered by the streaming service late last year. The project is described as a "coming of age story following Selena as her dreams come true and all the heart-wrenching and life-changing choices she and her family have to make as they navigate success, family, and music."Netflix declined to comment on the potential casting.Also Read: Selena Quintanilla Scripted Drama Gets Series Order at NetflixThe Quintanilla family was on board to assist in its development and will executive produce the project from Campanario Entertainment. Jaime Dávila, president and co-founder of Campanario Entertainment, will serve as executive producer alongside Rico Martinez, Suzette Quintanilla, Abraham Quintanilla Jr. and Simran A. Singh.Serratos has co-starred on AMC's zombie drama "The Walking Dead" since its fourth season. The show's 10th season is set to premiere later this year. Serratos' previous credits include "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," "The Twilight Saga" and "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide."Read original story ‘The Walking Dead' Star Christian Serratos in Talks to Play Selena Quintanilla in Netflix Series At TheWrap

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