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Episode 37: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast March 13, 2019

This week we break down CBP’s latest apprehension numbers at the border, conditions in immigration custody, and what’s going on in immigration on the Hill.

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Episode 36: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast February 26, 2019

This week we cover President Trump’s national emergency declaration, the border wall, and responses to the administration’s border security and asylum policies.

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Episode 35: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast February 12, 2019

Immigration in the State of the Union, the potential migratory impacts of the presidential election in El Salvador, and the case of Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage.

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Episode 24: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast August 28, 2018

The latest in efforts to reunite families, the proposed “public charge” rule, non-citizens’ use of public benefits, and why Sessions has moved to curtail continuances.

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Episode 19: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast June 19, 2018

Jordan discusses with BPC experts the House Republican efforts to develop a compromise on DACA, efforts to shape the application of asylum laws, and families being separated at the border. 

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#15 The Opioid Crisis: How We Got Here

Health / Podcast May 25, 2018

The nation’s opioid crisis: how it’s affecting people and communities, and what Congress and the Trump administration are doing to solve it.

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#13 Coming Soon: $1 Trillion Deficits

Economy / Podcast April 13, 2018

This week the Congressional Budget Office released new projections that federal budget deficits are expected to exceed $1 trillion by 2020. What does this mean and how did we get here?

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#12 Do Immigrants Commit More Crimes?

Immigration / Podcast March 30, 2018

A recent Trump administration report pointed to federal prison data to suggest that immigrants commit crimes at higher rates than native-born Americans.

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#11 Changing SNAP

Health / Podcast March 16, 2018

The SNAP is up for reauthorization this year in the 2018 Farm Bill which provides the opportunity to change SNAP. Experts unpack newly released BPC recommendations that aim to leverage SNAP.

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#10 Defining Gerrymandering

Governance / Podcast February 23, 2018

What exactly constitutes gerrymandering? And is this as big of a problem as we think it is? Jordan LaPier discusses all of this and more with BPC Associate Director Matt Weil. 

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