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 … Continue reading The Trump Administration’s Assault on Gender Asylum

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.

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

“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.

New Podcast Alert- Tempest Tossed: Conversations on Migration and Mobility

We're thrilled to launch Tempest Tossed: Conversations on Migration and Mobility - a new podcast on immigration and refugees that goes beyond the predictable soundbites. Join Alex Aleinikoff and guests for in-depth discussion on what's happening on the ground and how to understand current policy debates. In the first episode, Alex Aleinikoff speaks with Professor Denise Gilman, Director of the Immigration Clinic … Continue reading New Podcast Alert- Tempest Tossed: Conversations on Migration and Mobility