March 15, 2022

The Great American Tradition of Fear

Julio and guest co-host Jenni Monet, independent investigative journalist and founder of the newsletter Indigenously, are joined by Karen Attiah, columnist for The Washington Post, and Sabrina Rodríguez, national political correspondent for Politico. They unpack the latest coverage on the war in Ukraine, its ramifications for U.S. immigration and refugee policy, and the Biden administration’s enforcement of Title 42. We also hear from Hansi Lo Wang, NPR national correspondent, on a report estimating undercounts of Black, Latino, and Indigenous Americans in the 2020 census.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • “It took three days to cross the border. You cannot warm your car because you don’t have enough petrol to move. We moved three meters and we stopped the car,” said Iryna, a Ukrainian refugee, in this piece for Politico by Eugene Daniels.

  • The Biden administration has been planning conversations with Mexican officials about ending its enforcement of Title 42, reports Hamed Aleaziz for Buzzfeed News.

  • In this piece for NPR, Hansi Lo Wang breaks down the reasons, ramifications, and possible remedies for the U.S. Census Bureau’s perennial undercount of Black, Latino, and Indigenous Americans.

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