Between a Wall and a Hard Place: Migrant Protection Protocols

In the third episode of our journey along the U.S.-Mexico border, we take a look at the chaos that migrants face when they arrive in the U.S. due to new border policies from the Trump administration. Rules such as the Migrant Protection Protocols — implemented one year ago — are creating more disorder rather than deterring people from seeking safety here.

Ali hears from policy experts Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, policy counsel at the American Immigration Council, and Christian Penichet-Paul, policy and advocacy manager at the National Immigration Forum. They discuss the immediate risks migrants face as a result of the policy, as well as what a more effective system could look like.

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