Silky Shah

In this episode of CounterPunch Radio, Joshua Frank and Erik Wallenberg interview Silky Shah, author of “Unbuild Walls: Why Immigrant Justice Needs Abolition” (Haymarket, 2024). Silky has been working as an organizer on issues related to racial and migrant justice for over two decades. Originally from Texas, she began fighting the expansion of immigrant jails on the US-Mexico border in the aftermath of 9/11. In 2009, she joined the staff of Detention Watch Network, a national coalition building power to abolish immigrant detention in the United States, and now serves as its executive director.