Episode 16: The Golden Door (A Special Briefing)


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On June 18, 2018, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen held a briefing largely focused on the Trump administration's treatment of families seeking asylum at the southwestern border of the U.S. On June 19, I spoke with Sarah Pierce, Policy Analyst for the U.S. Immigration Policy Program at the Migration Policy Institute. We discussed the predominant home countries of those who have been recently apprehended at the southwestern border of the U.S., a bit about data cited by the Nielsen, and quite a bit more about what would happen if legislation proposed in the U.S. House were to become law.

Sarah Pierce Bio
Migration Policy Institute report (by Jessica Bolter & Sarah Pierce) on the two House bills

(Cover art photo credit: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, The White House, & U.S. Congress)

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