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President Trump’s hard-line rhetoric, from “Build the Wall” to his call for a ban on Muslims entering the country, created a highly charged atmosphere. WNYC’s Brian Lehrer hosts a panel of experts with diverse viewpoints on what US immigration policy should be and how it will affect undocumented workers and the economy.
Nancy Foner (Hunter College, Graduate Center), sociologist and author many books, including From Ellis Island to JFK: New York's Two Great Waves of Immigration and Strangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe.
T. Alexander Aleinikoff, former United Nations deputy high commissioner for refugees (2010-15); author of Semblances of Sovereignty: The Constitution, the State, and American Citizenship; and university professor at the New School’s Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility.
Douglas S. Massey, professor at Princeton University; coauthor of American Apartheid; Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Mexican Immigration in an Era of Economic Integration; and Brokered Boundaries: Constructing Immigrant Identity in Anti-Immigrant Times, among many books.
Part of the series “The First 100 Days.” Presented with the Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC).