Tuesday, December 8, 2020
The New York Times' The Daily podcast looks at immigration. It is worth a listen.
Trump Shut the Door on Migrants. Will Biden Open It?
Caitlin Dickerson, an immigration reporter for The Times, says there is one word that sums up the Trump administration’s approach to border crossing: deterrence. For nearly four years, the U.S. government has tried to discourage migrants, with reinforced walls, family separation policies and threats of deportation.
Those policies have led to the appearance of a makeshift asylum-seeker camp of frayed tents and filthy conditions within walking distance of the United States.
Today, we ask: What will the legacy of President Trump’s immigration policies be? And will anything change next year?