December 7, 2021

The US Fails Immigrants

Maria and Julio are joined by Tina Vasquez, senior staff writer for The Counter, and Tanvi Misra, independent immigration reporter. They dive into the latest on immigration, including the Biden administration’s continuation of Trump-era, anti-immigrant policies. They also talk about alarming conditions in ICE detention facilities, and the experiences of immigrant workers. And, they discuss the fight for meaningful immigration reform in the Build Back Better bill. ITT Staff Picks: - President Biden is expanding the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” policy to include anyone from the Western Hemisphere, reports Buzzfeed News Reporter Hamed Aleaziz.  - For The Counter, Tina Vasquez reports about an unidentifiable toxic chemical at a North Carolina poultry plant that is causing harmful symptoms to its immigrant employees.  - From Washington Heights to Staten Island, immigrant women workers in New York City have been organizing and fighting for their rights since the beginning of the pandemic, reports Tanvi Misra for The Fuller Project, in collaboration with THE CITY and Documented.  Photo credit: AP Photo/Veronica G. Cardenas, File  

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