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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.

Nov 2, 2018

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...


Oct 29, 2018

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...


Oct 18, 2018

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...


Sep 27, 2018

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 agreement, as Sean Rehaag, Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto,...


Sep 13, 2018

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.