March 29, 2022

Episode 43: Just How Broken Is Our Immigration System?

The world is currently facing the largest refugee crisis since the Second World War. Millions of people are fleeing the effects of war, poverty, and persecution from places as disparate as Afghanistan, Central America, Haiti, and now Ukraine. This is happening against the continued backdrop of COVID-19 and the U.S. government’s use of a long-dormant immigration authority to expel asylum seekers. Evan Monod speaks this week with Shoba Wadhia and Lee Gelernt about the current and enduring challenges with the U.S. immigration system and how the current state of migration underscores the urgency for reform.

Episode Host: Evan Monod, ACS Law Fellow

Episode Guests:
Lee Gelernt, Deputy Director, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project
Shoba Wadhia, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Penn State Law

"Five Things to Know About the Title 42 Immigrant Expulsion Policy," by Leonardo Castañeda and Katie Hoeppner of the ACLU
ACLU Update on Huisha-Huisha v. Mayorkas
"The Racism and Incoherence of the World’s Asylum Systems," by Naureen Kahn

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