While the debate over a U.S.-Mexico border wall has been broadcast loudly across headlines, revisions to U.S. immigration policy have occurred quietly, with little notice.
This hour, we take an in-depth look at these changes and consider their impact on current and future immigrants.
Plus, when it comes to welcoming new immigrants, how willing are municipal leaders and residents to open their arms? We find out and we also hear from you.
- Kara Hart - Associate Attorney for Leete, Kosto & Wizner, LLP
- Jon Bauer - Clinical Professor of Law at UConn Law School where he directs the Asylum & Human Rights Clinic
- Abigail Fisher Williamson - Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Law at Trinity College; she’s author of Welcoming New Americans? Local Governments and Immigrant Incorporation and coeditor of The Politics of New Immigrant Destinations (@AbbyFWilliamson)
Pew Research Center: How Americans see illegal immigration, the border wall and political compromise - "Republican and Democratic voters sharply disagree over whether illegal immigration is a major problem in the U.S. today. In a survey conducted ahead of last year’s midterm elections, three-quarters of registered voters who planned to support the GOP candidate in their congressional district said illegal immigration was a very big problem in the country, versus just 19% among voters who planned to support their Democratic candidate for Congress."
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.