Immigration Edition.

Tuesday_673x324 12pmTUESDAY, JANUARY 18
PROGRAM # 9506 12:00 PM PT

Immigration Edition.

The US Treasury Department released a final rule that prohibits states from using COVID-19 relief funds to build new prisons or expand existing ones. Yet, Alabama and other states have outlined plans to sidestep and use American Rescue Plan funds to finance new prisons rather than invest in public health. Advocates explain the new federal rule and comment on the looming political clash. They also comment on the rising number of COVID cases among detained immigrants in a center run by a private prison company in the US Northwest. Finally, the US Senate may vote at any minute on reforming the filibuster, after the House passed a major voting rights bill.

Guest: Maru Mora Villalpando, Community Organizer, La Resistencia, Tacoma, WA; Gonzalo Santos, Emeritus Professor, Sociologist, California State University Bakersfield, Bakersfield, CA; Others TBA.


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