Arpaio pardon / future of DACA
August 30, 2017
Guests: Antonia Farzan, Mike Riggs, Elise Foley, María Sotomayor
On Friday, Trump pardoned Sheriff Joe Arpaio, much to the chagrin of many Democrats and Republicans alike. Arpaio is the controversial publicity-hungry Sheriff who was convicted of contempt of court after he refused to obey an order to stop detaining immigrants who did not have legal status. Phoenix New Times reporter ANTONIA FARZAN joins us to tell us all about Arpaio’s long tenure as Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. We’ll also speak with reporter MIKE RIGGS of Reason who will fill us in on the politics of the pardon. Then; the Trump administration is expected to make an announcement about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, which provides protections undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. It’s expected that the administration plans to phase out the program. We’ll talk with the Huffington Post’s politics and immigration reporter ELISE FOLEY about the looming announcement from Trump and we’ll hear from MARÍA SOTOMAYOR, deputy director of the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition who was herself a DACA recipient.