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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.

Mar 5, 2020

#AbolishIce has helped define the immigration debate in the U.S. It is a rallying cry by those opposed to Trump Administration policies and heavy-handed tactics of immigration officers. It has also been used as a cudgel against immigration advocates, who some of the Rights have claimed want "open borders." Hiroshi...


Dec 17, 2019

They came, they built, and they thrived in the Bronx.  Now they are under attack again. Alexis Francisco, a community organizer with the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, and Angela Fernandez, New York State Human Rights Commissioner, tell us how immigrant communities displaced from their home countries to...


Dec 10, 2019

"No refugees need apply" might well be the slogan of the Trump Administration. The Administration has drastically reduced refugee resettlement, pushed back asylum-seekers to Mexico, and pressured other countries to solve the US's problems. David Miliband, President of the International Rescue Committee, discusses...


Oct 29, 2019

The New Yorker’s immigration reporter Jonathan Blitzer joins host Alex Aleinikoff and journalist Ladane Nasseri to discuss U.S. border policy, the resignation of Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan and the Democrats’ difficult balancing act on immigration.


Oct 15, 2019

Tempest Tossed returns! Catalina Cruz, the first DREAMER in the New York State Assembly, joins Alex Aleinikoff to talk about immigration policy, differences between campaigning and governing, and how she advocates for her Queens, NY district and community.