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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.

Apr 10, 2019

Walls--real and virtual--divide us by nation, by race, by religion, by the kind of information we seek and receive. Alex and Maya Wiley discuss the many walls of America--as well as the "non-walls" that permit freedom of movement and information for all throughout the nation. How do walls mark out who belongs,...


Mar 4, 2019

Trump's State of the Union address repeated his false claims that link crime with immigration. Tanvi Misra helps set the record straight, and Alex Aleinikoff discusses Trump's nativist assault on the moral fabric of the US.


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...