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Coming to America: Flight, Rescue and Resettlement

Jessica Goudeau discusses her new book, After the Last Border, in which she tells the stories of two refugee women–Mu Naw from Myanmar and Hasna from Syria–and the promise and problems of the US resettlement program.

‘The Shifting Border’: A conversation with Ayelet Shachar

For migrants, the border is no longer just a physical place at the edge of a country: states have found ways to push their borders outward and collapse them inward, and to rely on new technology to monitor migrants wherever they are located. These…

Entry Denied: COVID

How did COVID-19 provide the Trump Administration the ‘silver bullet’ to accomplish long-standing immigration goals that in fact had little to with the pandemic? And why has COVID had a disproportionate impact on immigrant communities?

Entry Denied: Enforcement and Immigrant Communities

Trump immigration policies have spread fear through immigrant communities, threatening deportation of long-resident migrants and inflicting deep harms on family members who remain in the United States. Journalist Julia Preston and NYC Commissioner of…

Entry Denied: DACA

Two Presidents have taken actions with dramatic consequences for more than 700,000 “Dreamers.” Cecelia Munoz, domestic policy advisor to President Obama, discusses how DACA came to be; law professor Michael Olivas explains the Supreme Court opinion…

Entry Denied: Hector Tobar On Borders of Race

Author and journalist Hector Tobar joins Alex Aleinikoff and Deb Amos to discuss the how “the Wall” and Latino immigration are shaping understanding of race and belonging in the United States.

Entry Denied: The Wall

How much of Trump’s border wall has been built? Will it stop undocumented migration? What do people living in the border region think about it? Alex Aleinikoff and Deb Amos talk with Washington Post reporter Nick Miroff and DW Gibson, author of the…

Entry Denied: Kids in Cages

In an attempt to deter the arrival of families seeking asylum at the southwest border, the Trump Administration adopted a policy of criminally prosecuting parents and separating them from their children. Dara Lind (ProPublica) and Dr. Ranit Mishori…

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