The Trump administration’s public charge rule, scheduled to go into effect today, has been blocked this weekend by a federal district court in New York. As reports of widespread fear among immigrant families continue, an analyst joins this program to address concerns and dispel misinformation. On other breaking news: a Texas federal court ruled that President Trump’s national emergency proclamation to use funds for the border wall is unlawful and blocked the wall’s construction. Also, the Trump administration signed an agreement with Honduras that would allow the US to send asylum-seekers to Honduras, a country with one of the highest murder rates in the world. The US and El Salvador announced a similar agreement. What are the details and what do they mean? Finally, a collection of films titled “Stories Beyond Borders” is being released around the country. The films tell real stories of resilience of immigrants from different communities while encouraging people to use the screenings to support efforts for immigration justice.
Guests: Alma Rosa Nieto, Attorney, Vice Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Los Angeles, CA; Fernando Garcia, Executive Director, Border Network for Human Rights, El Paso, TX; Oscar Chacón, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Alianza Americas, Chicago, IL; Sheridan Aguirre, Field Communications Manager, United We Dream, Austin, TX.
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