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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.

Jun 30, 2020

Walls, a ban on Muslims, a promise to end DACA:  How did immigration become a central feature of Donald Trump's campaign for President? Alex Aleinikoff and Deb Amos talk with New York Times reporters Michael Shear and Julie Hirschfeld Davis who share their first hand accounts.


Jun 23, 2020

On June 30, Tempest Tossed returns with a special 8-part series: Entry Denied: Immigration policy in the time of Trump.  Co-hosted by Alex Aleinikoff and Deb Amos, Entry Denied examines the dramatic impact of Trump policies on migrants, refugees, immigrant communities and the nation.


May 12, 2020

Alex Aleinikoff talks with Lucas Guttentag on the legality of Trump orders to ban the admission of immigrants and asylum seekers, and with Monette Zard and Ian Kysel about human rights principles that protect migrants even as states take strong measures to combat COVID-19.


Apr 22, 2020

Migrants workers fill jobs deemed essential in the response to the pandemic. They are also disproportionately represented in the most hard hit occupations. Julia Gelatt (Migration Policy Institute) and Marisol Orihuela and Muneer Ahmad (Yale Law School) join Alex Aleinikoff in two conversations on migrants and...


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...