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 policy options–other than fear-mongering–does the US have? Doris Meissner, former US Commissioner of Immigration and currently a senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institutes, provides answers.

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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.

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