By Alex Aleinikoff
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Conversations on immigration and refugees that go beyond the predictable soundbites. Join Alex Aleinikoff and guests for in-depth discussions on what's happening on the ground and how to understand current policy debates.
||CleanThe 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...||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTempest 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,...||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInciting 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...||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"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..||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs the US a 'safe country' for asylum-seekers?: A conversation with Professor Sean Rehaag on new challenges to the US-Canada "Safe Third Country Agreement"||Under an agreement signed in 2002, Canada can return asylum-seekers to the US if they have traveled through the US or lived there prior to arriving in Canada. Recent policies north and south of the US-Canadian border pose new challenges to the...||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Zombie ideas" on US Immigration: A conversation with Professor Rubén Rumbaut on false ideas that will not die||Immigrants commit more crimes? Don't learn English? Hurt the U.S. economy? These are "zombie ideas"-- false claims that refuse to die. Professor Rubén Rumbaut sets the record straight.||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanResignation with honor: A conversation with David Martin, former member of the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council||Alex Aleinikoff speaks with David Martin on why he resigned from the Department of Homeland Security's Advisory Council, what he objects to in Trump Administration immigration policies and what balanced and responsible immigration policy could look like||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'César's Choice': The conditions and decisions facing reunited immigrant families--a conversation with Prof. Lauren Gilbert||Alex Aleinikoff speaks with Professor Lauren Gilbert on the detention of re-united immigrant families and the difficult choices they face: should they return to their home countries together, should the parent return and child stay in the U.S.,...||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Contrary to popular belief, the Supreme Court did not hold that the Travel Ban is lawful"--a conversation with Prof. Marty Lederman||Alex Aleinikoff speaks with Georgetown Law Professor Marty Lederman on the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the travel ban.||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeparated Children, Zero Tolerance and the Border, with Denise Gilman.||Alex Aleinikoff speaks with Professor Denise Gilman, Director of the Immigration Clinic at the UT Austin School of Law.||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|