Episode Two: First Measures
In this episode
Yeganeh Torbati covers the U.S. federal government for ProPublica and is based in Washington, D.C. She was the first to reveal the Trump administration’s detailed plans to penalize foreigners who use public benefits by making it harder for them to get green cards.
Molly Carr, PhD
President and CEO, Jewish Refugee Services of Buffalo
Syrian Refugee Resettled in Buffalo, NY
Producer and Engineer
We discuss the travel bans and cuts in refugee admission adopted in the first weeks of the Trump Administration, with journalist Yeganeh Torbati, a Syrian refugee and the director of a refugee resettlement agency in Buffalo, New York. The episode shows how the travel bans have been “normalized” and the impact of the cuts in the refugee program in hosting communities.
Materials Of interest
Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements – January 25, 2017
State of Washington; State of Minnesota v. Donald J. Trump – US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
Trump v. Hawaii – Supreme Court of the United States – Argued April 25, 2018 – Decided June 26, 2018