Special Episode: What’s Happening at the Southern Border

A record number of people have been attempting to cross the US-Mexico border this year, many of them children.

There are reports of a backlog of thousands of people willing to take a chance. And those turned back usually wait a bit in Mexico and try again. So how does the number of people attempting to cross the border this year compare to previous years? What are these individuals and families facing? And what approaches can we take immediately to start addressing these issues?

This week, an on-the-ground look at the U.S.-Mexico border as we speak with Joanna Williams, Executive Director of the Kino Border InitiativeLinda Chavez, a former Reagan White House official and Danilo Zak, Policy & Advocacy Associate at the Forum.

Here’s Linda’s recent piece for The Bulwark, and our explainer on the border situation.

A transcript of this episode is available here.

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