24 episodes

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.

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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.

    Abolish ICE? The meanings of a movement

    Abolish ICE? The meanings of a movement

    #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 Motomura and Azadeh Shashahani help us understand the meaning, promise and perils of the Abolish Ice movement.

    • 28 min
    The Doubly Displaced in the Bronx

    The Doubly Displaced in the Bronx

    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 the United States fight for the right to remain in their homes in the Bronx.

    • 43 min
    Keeping the Flame Lit: A conversation with David Miliband on US refugee and asylum policy

    Keeping the Flame Lit: A conversation with David Miliband on US refugee and asylum policy

    "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 the scope and impact of the Trump policies and global trends on displacement.

    • 32 min
    Reporting Immigration in the Era of Trump: A Conversation with Jonathan Blitzer, Staff Writer for The New Yorker

    Reporting Immigration in the Era of Trump: A Conversation with Jonathan Blitzer, Staff Writer for The New Yorker

    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.

    • 49 min
    Dreaming and legislating: A conversation with New York State Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz

    Dreaming and legislating: A conversation with New York State Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz

    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.

    • 41 min
    The Last Twenty Miles

    The Last Twenty Miles

    Are we made to migrate? What makes us move and how do we do it? We answer these questions and more with an anatomist, an endurance athlete, and a forensic anthropologist, as we take a closer look at the US/Mexico border from a new perspective--one of basic human need and physical adaptation.

    • 37 min

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