Politics and Substance of the Immigration Crisis
Do the policies and rhetoric of the Trump Administration alleviate or exacerbate the immigration crisis along the US southern border? What impact do changes in asylum rules have on Mexico’s ability to absorb migrants fleeing from violence and poverty in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala? On this edition of the program, Cristobal Ramon, Senior Policy Analyst at the Bipartisan Policy Center and Ariel G. Ruiz Soto, Associate Policy Analyst at the Migration Policy institute, discuss the substance and politics of the immigration crisis along the US southern border with host Carol Castiel.
Join host Carol Castiel each week as she and two advocates from the world of politics, culture, public policy, or academia debate and discuss a critical issue in the news. This program brings depth, perspective, and insight to the world around us. Issues that affect our lives and global stability are debated and discussed in a free-wheeling, unscripted discussion of fact and opinion.
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Carol Castiel moderates and produces not only Encounter but Press Conference USA as well. She also oversees the production of Issues in the News, VOA’s roundup of the week’s top stories by distinguished Washington journalists.
Before joining the Voice of America, Carol was a consultant/freelance journalist specializing in the promotion of trade and investment between the United States and Africa. She was also a contributing editor to the London-based West Africa Magazine. Carol is fluent in Portuguese, French, and Spanish. She holds an M.A. degree in International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.
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