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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.

Jan 17, 2019

Lawyers--outraged by the Trump Administration's harsh policies against immigrants--have brought scores of cases challenging the President's actions.  They have been remarkably successful in persuading judges to invalidate or put on hold many of the Administration's new policies. Law professor Peter Margulies tells us...


Dec 20, 2018

The death of 7 year old Jakelin Caal while in Border Patrol custody is a tragedy, and it is sadly emblematic of Trump Administration border policies that have devastated families, undermined U.S. asylum laws and betrayed traditional American values.  Alex Aleinikoff, Director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and...


Nov 27, 2018

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...


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...