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REDIRECT is a weekly dive into the world of immigration law and its human consequences. Refugees and border walls, rhetoric and politics. We break it down and get to the truth.

REDIRECT: Immigration Law and Perspectives Stephen Robbins

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REDIRECT is a weekly dive into the world of immigration law and its human consequences. Refugees and border walls, rhetoric and politics. We break it down and get to the truth.

    Jeff Sessions

    Jeff Sessions

    This week it's a crossover with Jeff from Georgia and the Dissident Peasant podcast. Check out his patreon here. Follow Jeff on Twitter, @jeffhisdudeness. 
    Jeff Sessions embodies many of the pressing issues of our time: crumbling confederate relics, voter suppression, and racist immigration policies. While his political career may be over, his project lives on. 

    • 51 min
    Customer Probationary Bureau

    Customer Probationary Bureau

    This week we're joined by Aaron Reichlin-Melnick (@ReichlinMelnick) from the American Immigration Council to talk about how we're ignoring the law when it comes to appointing heads of DHS, Customs and Border Protection (or is it patrol?), what's going on in Portland, and why we need a healthy dose of skepticism when it comes to anything coming from DHS.
    CBP did an oopsies and lied in federal court. 
    CBP oopsies and lies about the border. 
    CBP oopsies and loses track of children. 
    When Enterprise picks you up (to take you to the gulag), what kind of van do you hope they use? 
    Check out the Michael Brooks Show if you haven't already. We will miss you, Michael. 
    Check out our Patreon page at www.patreon.com/redirect 
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    • 53 min
    Dodge Caravans, U-Visas, and Executive Order Bills

    Dodge Caravans, U-Visas, and Executive Order Bills

    This week we're joined by Robin Thurston from Democracy Forward to talk about sneaky changes made by the administration at the Department of Labor designed to make it harder for immigrants to get U-Visas. 
    Robin Thurston is a Democracy Forward senior counsel. Robin is the lead attorney on the U visa litigation. You can check out her bio here. Democracy Forward is suing the administration to stop these changes from moving forward. 
    We talk about the upcoming immigration executive order bill and all the exciting new powers that SCOTUS gave to POTUS. What a time to be alive!

    • 35 min
    FOIA and Furloughs

    FOIA and Furloughs

    This week we're joined by Matt Cameron (@matt_cam) and Andrew Free (@immcivilrights) to talk about furloughs at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and the critical role of FOIA. 
    The #DetentionKills network published #FOIA records from ICE that prove the government and its auditors have failed to accurately report and document attempts by people in custody to commit suicide in ICE jails. Suicide is the leading cause of death in ICE custody. 
    Matt Cameron talks about simplifying amnesty. Bring back the registry! 
    Follow us at @yakimaabogado, @redirectpod, @MattArchambeau1
    Become a patron at www.patreon.com/redirect
     

    • 56 min
    1000 Cuts

    1000 Cuts

    This week we're joined by Amy Maldonado to talk about Trump's latest immigration ban, what's going on with DACA and USCIS, and the recent decision by SCOTUS. It's hard to keep up with all the changes, and I think that's the point. 

    • 42 min
    DACA Survives

    DACA Survives

    This week we're joined by immigration attorney extraordinaire Luis Cortes to talk about his recent victory before the Supreme Court in the DACA case. The program survives, but what does it mean moving forward? Will the administration try to, you know, do a competent job in dismantling it a second time? Will new applicants be able to apply? All this and more on this week's Redirect. 
    Become a patron at www.patreon.com/redirect 

    • 38 min

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