Season 1

 

Episode 001

SEPARATED CHILDREN, ZERO TOLERANCE, + THE BORDER

Alex Aleinikoff speaks with Professor Denise Gilman, Director of the Immigration Clinic at the UT Austin School of Law.

 

Episode 002

CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF

"Contrary to popular belief, the Supreme Court did not hold that the Travel Ban is lawful." Alex Aleinikoff speaks with Professor Marty Lederman on the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the travel ban.

 

Episode 003

CESAR’S CHOICE

Alex Aleinikoff speaks with Professor Lauren Gilbert on the detention of re-united immigrant families and the difficult choices they face: should they return to their home countries together, should the parent return and child stay in the U.S., or should the family remain in ICE detention to pursue claims to political asylum?

 

Episode 004

RESIGNATION WITH HONOR

Alex Aleinikoff speaks with David Martin on why he resigned from the Department of Homeland Security's Advisory Council, what he objects to in Trump Administration immigration policies and what balanced and responsible immigration looks like.

Episode 005

ZOMBIE IDEAS ON US IMMIGRATION POLICY

Immigrants commit more crimes? Don't learn English? Hurt the U.S. economy? These are "zombie ideas"-- false claims that refuse to die. Professor Rubén Rumbaut of UC Irvine sets the record straight

Episode 008

INCITING FEAR: TRUMP & THE CARAVAN

Join us for a conversation with Doris Meissner, former US Commissioner of Immigration and currently a senior fellow at the Migration Policy Insitute on the Migrant Caravan and current policy options available.

 

Episode 009

TT PRE ELECTION EDITION!

Professor Roberto Suro of USC joins Alex in a discussion of what you need to know before the midterms next week. Listen up for more about immigration & this critical historic moment.

Episode 010

TRUMP ADMIN.’S ASSAULT ON GENDER ASYLUM

Two actions of the Trump Administration have sought to make it practically impossible for women who are victims of intimate partner violence to be granted asylum. Learn the latest with Kate Jastram of UC Hastings Law.

Episode 011

BORDER TRAGEDIES: AN AUDIO ESSAY

In this sweeping audio essay, Alex Aleinikoff takes a critical look at Trump's border actions and argues for policies true to fact and values.

 

Episode 012

“FIRST THING WE DO, WE KILL ALL THE LAWYERS”

Lawyers- outraged by the Administration's harsh policies- have brought scores of cases challenging the President's actions. Peter Margulies of Roger Williams University talks how the ACLU & others have stopped Trump in the courts.

Episode 013

(MIS)STATE(MENT) OF THE UNION

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.

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Episode 014

‘DISMANTLE A WALL WITH WORDS’

Alex is joined by Maya Wiley for a live conversation in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on walls — real and virtual — that divide us. How do walls mark out who belongs, whose views count, and whose history gets told?

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Episode 013

If I Can Make It There

Carlos Bravo Regidor, a professor at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics in Mexico City, and Alexandra Delano, Chair of Global Studies at The New School, provide the answers on who is Mexican President AMLO, and his relationship with Donald Trump.

Episode 014

If I Can Make It There

How can refugees be helped to enter the US job market? And what's food got to do with it? We talk with Kerry Brodie about Emma's Torch, a Brooklyn restaurant that offers culinary training to refugees, asylum-seekers and victims of trafficking, and a graduate Thu Pham.

Episode 015

Immigration Politics and the 2020 Election

The Democratic and Republican parties used to work together on passing immigration legislation. No more. Muzaffar Chishti, senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute and expert extraordinaire, helps us understand the politics of immigration and what it means for both parties in the run-up to the 2020 election.