Jan 29, 2020
In the third episode of our journey along the U.S.-Mexico border, we take a look at the chaos that migrants face when they arrive in the U.S. due to new border policies from the Trump administration. Rules such as the Migrant Protection Protocols — implemented one year ago — are creating more disorder rather than deterring people from seeking safety here.
Ali hears from policy experts Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, policy counsel at the American Immigration Council, and Christian Penichet-Paul, policy and advocacy manager at the National Immigration Forum. They discuss the immediate risks migrants face as a result of the policy, as well as what a more effective system could look like.