Borderlands: The legal, ethical, and political ramifications of the surge of migrants crossing the US border

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Guests: Julia Preston, Leslie E. Vélez, and Peter Spiro

Over the past few months, there has been an explosion of migrants entering the United States from Latin America. Many making their way into the States are women and children, and pressure is mounting on the US government to deal with the surge. In this hour of Radio Times, we’ll examine the influx of Central Americans crossing the border in America’s Southwest with JULIA PRESTON, national correspondent covering immigration for The New York Times, who’ll give us the latest news on the situation. Then we’ll hear from PETER SPIRO, Charles R. Weiner Professor of Law at Temple University on the political consequences of the Obama administration’s deportation policies. We’ll also hear from LESLIE VÉLEZ, Senior Protection Officer at the U.N. High Commission for Refugees, on why the migration of children from Central America constitutes a humanitarian crisis.

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