An Immigration Midterms Check

In The Thick

Jun 7 2022 • 40 mins


In this special collaboration with Latino USA, Maria and Julio are joined by Camilo Montoya-Galvez, immigration reporter at CBS News. They dive deep into immigration policy in the United States and where the Biden administration stands on fulfilling campaign promises on immigration reform. They talk about the continuation of Trump-era policies like Title 42 and Remain in Mexico, and the detention and treatment of migrants and refugees seeking asylum. Finally, they get into what Democrats need to do moving forward to reimagine immigration systems in this country.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • “A new Biden administration policy aims to expedite the processing of migrants who ask for humanitarian protection along the southern border,” reports Camilo Montoya-Galvez for CBS News.

  • Aishvarya Kavi of The New York Times interviewed over a dozen people living in the U.S. with temporary visas. They are urging the Biden administration for a path toward legally remaining in the country after their visas expire.

  • In this piece for Documented, Natasha Ishak breaks down recent immigration reform proposals and how they have stalled in Congress.

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