This Week In Immigration

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Synopsis

This Week in Immigration gives you a rundown in 30 minutes or less of key immigration issues. Experts from the Bipartisan Policy Center discuss and analyze all that is new and noteworthy on immigration policy.

Episodes

  • Episode 64: This Week in Immigration

    Episode 64: This Week in Immigration

    24/03/2020 Duration: 38min

    This Week In Immigration presents a special COVID-19 episode looking at the impacts to immigrants and the immigration system of the pandemic response, and how and whether the government is leaning on its normal border immigration strategy to try to block the virus. Guest Dr. Anand Parekh joins regulars Cris Ramón, Theresa Brown and Jordan LaPier.

  • Episode 63: This Week in Immigration

    Episode 63: This Week in Immigration

    09/03/2020 Duration: 32min

    In this week’s episode, Host Jordan LaPier and BPC regulars Theresa Cardinal Brown and Cris Ramón have a supersized version of ‘The Gavel’ for you. They discuss the lifting of injunctions against the Trump administration’s Public Charge rule, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision against MPP, or Remain in Mexico, and a federal judge’s recent ruling questioning Ken Cuccinelli’s appointment at USCIS.

  • Episode 62: This Week in Immigration

    Episode 62: This Week in Immigration

    25/02/2020 Duration: 47min

    A merit-based immigration system, like those in Canada and Australia, continues to be one of the main proposals pushed for by the Trump administration. In this week’s episode, we take a look back at a 2018 conversation between BPC regular Theresa Cardinal Brown, representatives from the Australian and Canadian governments, Michael Willard and André Valotaire respectively, as well as Daniel Griswold from the Mercatus Center. You may also watch the entire discussion here.

  • Episode 61: This Week in Immigration

    Episode 61: This Week in Immigration

    10/02/2020 Duration: 37min

    In this week’s episode, special guest Dr. Anand Parekh, BPC’s chief medical advisor, joins Host Jordan LaPier and BPC regulars Theresa Cardinal Brown and Cris Ramón as they discuss travel restrictions from the coronavirus and give a public health and immigration perspective on how the U.S. should respond. The team also discusses the administrations recent expansion of the travel ban to several new countries including Nigeria, and news that the border wall will need to have gates to prevent flooding and what this means for its construction and effectiveness. 

  • Episode 60: This Week in Immigration

    Episode 60: This Week in Immigration

    30/01/2020 Duration: 34min

    This week, we have special guests on 'This Week in Immigration!' Host Jordan LaPier is joined by regulars Theresa Cardinal Brown and Cris Ramón, as well as BPC's VP of Communications and former Pentagon and DHS spokesperson, David Lapan, to discuss the transfer of military funds to fund the border wall and immigration project associate, Rachel Iacono, to discuss the impact on H-1B decisions of the Buy American, Hire American executive order. The team also discusses the emergence of a new migrant caravan and an episode of The Gavel covering new developments in immigration litigation. PRODUCERS NOTE:  This episode was recorded the day before the Supreme Court stayed the injunction on the public charge rule. The second circuit’s injunction was the last one standing so the rule can go into effect now.

  • Episode 59: This Week in Immigration

    Episode 59: This Week in Immigration

    16/01/2020 Duration: 32min

    In this week episode, we kick off the new year with host Jordan LaPier, Theresa Cardinal Brown, and Cris Ramón as they discuss news about Mexican asylum applicants being removed to Guatemala, what data do we know about Remain in Mexico and its impact, why some migrants will be required to submit DNA samples at the border, and the news about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with an immigration spin to it.

  • Episode 58: This Week in Immigration

    Episode 58: This Week in Immigration

    01/01/2020 Duration: 36min

    To conclude 2019, host Jordan LaPier is joined by Theresa Cardinal Brown, Cris Ramón, and Laura Hall to recap the top immigration stories of 2019 and discuss 2020 expectations.

  • Episode 57: This Week in Immigration

    Episode 57: This Week in Immigration

    18/12/2019 Duration: 32min

    In this week's episode, Theresa Cardinal Brown and Cris Ramón have an in-depth discussion about a slew of recent court decisions in the never-ending stream of immigration litigation in a supersized edition of ‘The Gavel.’

  • Episode 56: This Week in Immigration

    Episode 56: This Week in Immigration

    04/12/2019 Duration: 28min

    This Week In Immigration we present a special episode: A discussion of the importance of the immigration issue to state and local officials.  Over the last couple of years, state legislatures and county commissions have become increasingly places where major immigration issues of our time are debated.  While immigration law is and continues to be a federal prerogative, states and counties are increasingly on the front lines of dealing with the issues. Our own Theresa Cardinal Brown, sat down with the chairs of the Immigration Task Forces of the National Association of Counties, Bill Truex, from Charlotte County, Florida, and the National Conference of State Legislatures, Senator Mo Dennis from Las Vegas, Nevada, to discuss their interest in immigration, their work with the NACO and NCSL task forces, and why its important that federal lawmakers hear from state and local officials on immigration issues.

  • Episode 55: This Week in Immigration

    Episode 55: This Week in Immigration

    19/11/2019 Duration: 36min

    In this week's episode, host Jordan LaPier sits down with Theresa Cardinal Brown and Cris Ramón to discuss the potential consequences of the new USCIS rules for some migrants and the Supreme Court DACA case. 

  • Episode 54: This Week in Immigration

    Episode 54: This Week in Immigration

    06/11/2019 Duration: 32min

    In this week’s episode, host Jordan LaPier sits down with Theresa Cardinal Brown and Cris Ramón as they discuss the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's FY 2019 apprehension numbers, the debate over the bipartisan Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, and the Trump Administration’s extension of TPS for Salvadorans.  

  • Episode 53: This Week in Immigration

    Episode 53: This Week in Immigration

    23/10/2019 Duration: 31min

    In this week’s episode, host Jordan LaPier sits down with Theresa Cardinal Brown and Cris Ramón to discuss Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan’s resignation and a new presidential proclamation requiring Green Card applicants to secure health insurance before arriving to the United States. Our Litigation Corner segment covers the recent wave of lawsuits that have enjoined the Trump Administration’s public charge rule and ruled against the legality of its national emergency declaration to access funding for the U.S.-Mexico border wall.

  • Episode 52: This Week in Immigration

    Episode 52: This Week in Immigration

    09/10/2019 Duration: 34min

    This week’s episode unveils a new segment for our program: The Litigation Corner. The regular segment will cover important developments over immigration policy litigation and breakdown their implications for U.S. immigration policy. Host Jordan LaPier also covers the Trump administration’s proposed refugee cap and newest sets of asylum cooperation agreements between the U.S. and El Salvador and Honduras Theresa Cardinal Brown and Cris Ramón.

  • Episode 51: This Week in Immigration

    Episode 51: This Week in Immigration

    25/09/2019 Duration: 31min

    After celebrating our 50th podcast, This Week in Immigration host Jordan LaPier returns with Theresa Cardinal Brown and Cris Ramon to discuss the implications of the latest round of litigation against the Trump administration’s asylum policies, the outcome of U.S.-Mexico talks on migration enforcement, and the Trump Administration’s decision to not grant Temporary Protected Status to Bahamians in the United States.

  • Episode 50: This Week in Immigration

    Episode 50: This Week in Immigration

    10/09/2019 Duration: 51min

    'This Week in Immigration' celebrates its 50th episode with a super-sized recording that covers the present, past, and future of the immigration policy debate in the United States. Host Jordan LaPier and the podcast’s regular team of Theresa Cardinal Brown and Cris Ramón cover the debate’s current fault lines, how the immigration system has shaped these discussions, and where the debate is going in a polarized political environment.

  • Episode 49: This Week in Immigration

    Episode 49: This Week in Immigration

    28/08/2019 Duration: 29min

    This week Jordan LaPier sits down with Theresa Brown and Cristobal Ramon to discuss the Trump administration’s new “Public Charge” rule and regulations on the detention of families at the U.S.-Mexico border, the ongoing legal battle over the White House’s asylum regulations, and the latest Southwest border apprehension numbers. 

  • Episode 48: This Week in Immigration

    Episode 48: This Week in Immigration

    13/08/2019 Duration: 33min

    In this week’s episode, host Jordan LaPier sits down with Theresa Cardinal Brown and Cris Ramón to discuss a roundup of all the latest news on asylum policy, including the signing of the U.S.-Guatemalan first entry agreement, the latest court rulings on the Trump administration’s asylum regulations,  and Senate Republican efforts to introduce asylum legislation.

  • Episode 47: This Week in Immigration

    Episode 47: This Week in Immigration

    07/08/2019 Duration: 36min

    On this week’s episode we discuss the Trump administration’s efforts to curb Asylum claims at the border, increased expedited removals, and an overview of this Congress’s efforts on immigration ahead of the August recess. Jordan LaPier is joined by BPC’s Theresa Cardinal Brown, Cris Ramón, and Laura Hall.

  • Episode 46: This Week in Immigration

    Episode 46: This Week in Immigration

    07/08/2019 Duration: 33min

    This week Jordan and his guests discuss the visit of Democratic lawmakers to the border and the conditions of detention facilities, as well as an update on immigration laws at the state level. BPC’s Theresa Cardinal Brown and Cris Ramón sit down to cover it all.

  • Episode 45: This Week in Immigration

    Episode 45: This Week in Immigration

    07/08/2019 Duration: 36min

    This week we focus on the role of immigration policy in the first 2020 Democratic debates. Do the candidates have a comprehensive understanding of immigration? Are their solutions detailed enough? BPC’s Theresa Cardinal Brown and Cris Ramón join host Jordan LaPier to discuss the issue that was a primary focus of the two nights.

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