Guests: Ayodele Gansallo, David Glosser, Lee Gelernt
To qualify for asylum in the United States, you have to prove that you can’t return to your home country because you have suffered, or are likely to suffer, persecution there. But how do you provide evidence that returning home could put you in danger? Who’s actually deemed eligible for asylum, and who’s turned away, especially under the Trump administration? We’ll be joined by HIAS immigration attorney AYODELE GANSALLO, who regularly helps her clients gain asylum, and by neuropsychologist DAVID GLOSSER, who works with Gansallo to document trauma and mental health conditions of asylum-seekers. Glosser is also an uncle of President Trump advisor, Steven Miller, whom he called an immigration hypocrite in Politico. Then, we’ll check in with ACLU attorney LEE GELERNT, who is litigating a national class-action lawsuit against ICE, on the effort to reunite children separated from their parents when crossing the U.S. border.