Border Tragedies–A Tempest Tossed Essay by Alex Aleinikoff on Trump border policies

The death of 7 year old Jakelin Caal while in Border Patrol custody is a tragedy, and it is sadly emblematic of Trump Administration border policies that have devastated families, undermined U.S. asylum laws and betrayed traditional American values.  Alex Aleinikoff, Director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School, takes a comprehensive and critical look at Trump border actions and argues for policies true to the facts and to values of decency and fairness.

Related Posts

The Trump Administration’s Assault on Gender Asylum

Two actions of the Trump Administration have sought to make it practically impossible for women who are victims of intimate partner violence to apply for and be granted asylum in the United States. The first is an action by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to overturn a decision of the Board of Immigration appeals granting asylum to

Read More »

Tempest Tossed Pre-Election Edition: All Trump all the time— a conversation with Roberto Suro, professor of journalism and public policy at the University of Southern California

President Trump has dominated the pre-election news by returning to a theme that probably brought him the Presidency— immigration. Roberto Suro discusses the politics of the Trump strategy, the failure of an effective response from the Democrats, and how older narratives of immigration may not work for the current historical moment.

Read More »

Inciting Fear: Trump and the “Caravan”–a conversation with Doris Meissner, Senior Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute

According to Donald Trump, a group of several thousand Hondurans fleeing violence and poverty who are on foot and 1000 miles from the US border are a threat to US national security and sovereignty. Who is part of the “caravan”? Why have they left Honduras? What are their prospects for reaching the US border? What

Read More »

“Public Charge” Explained: What the Trump Administration’s proposed rule will do and why it matters. A conversation with Mark Greenberg of the Migration Policy Institute

The Trump Administration has proposed a new rule that will affect every person seeking to enter the United States or receive a green card–it will greatly expand the number of people who can be excluded from the U.S. because they are “likely to become a public charge.” What does “public charge” mean and how would the new rule work? And why is the Trump Administration proposing it? Mark Greenberg, Senior Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute, joins Alex Aleinikoff for an in-depth discussion of the proposed rule and its potential consequences.

Read More »
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Scroll to Top
%d bloggers like this: