How did the Statue of Liberty become a symbol for immigration in the United States? What does it stand for today? In this episode we talk with Professor Mae Ngai about the Statue’s history, and how its meaning in the American public mind has changed over time. We also speak with activist Patricia Okoumou, who climbed the pedestal of the Statue one year ago this week, in protest of the Trump Administration’s child separation policy. She explains the reasons for her act of civil disobedience. Tune in today!
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Reporting Immigration in the Era of Trump: A Conversation with Jonathan Blitzer, Staff Writer for The New Yorker
Tune in for the latest episode of Tempest Tossed! The New Yorker’s immigration reporter Jonathan Blitzer joins host Alex Aleinikoff and journalist Ladane Nasseri to discuss U.S. border policy, the resignation of Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan and the Democrats’ difficult balancing act on immigration. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or any other of your favorite platforms.