Immigration updates

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Immigration policy protesters have moved from the ICE building at Eighth and Cherry streets to City Hall. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Immigration policy protesters have moved from the ICE building at Eighth and Cherry streets to City Hall. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Guests: Juliana Reyes, Maria Sacchetti, Ronit Stahl

Last week, protesters called “Occupy I.C.E.” set up an encampment in front of the I.C.E. office in Philadelphia. Their demonstration came to an abrupt end when police raided the encampment, citing and arresting some of the protesters. We begin today’s show with Inquirer and Daily News reporter JULIANA REYES, who was there. She’ll also discuss the Mayor’s reaction to the protests, and the tumult, as well as what the protest movement has been up to since the incident. Then, we’ll talk with Washington Post immigration reporter MARIA SACCHETTI, about the reunification process for children separated from their parents at the border and the Trump administration’s handling of the situation. Finally, there’s an AP story claiming that immigrants in the Army are being discharged without explanation. We’ll talk about how the military has provided a path to citizenship for both documented and undocumented immigrants with the University of Pennsylvania’s RONIT STAHL.

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