Ep. 170: Reducing Poverty by Making the Most of Existing Migration Pathways
This Week in Immigration
by Bipartisan Policy Center
1w ago
In this week’s episode, BPC Senior Advisor Theresa Cardinal Brown and Associate Director Jack Malde chat with Jason Wendle, an expert in migration and labor mobility. We speak about various initiatives that Jason is involved in that facilitate migration from lower-income to higher-income countries by increasing the use of existing migratory pathways. Such initiatives can benefit those on the move, the countries that welcome them, and the countries they (often temporarily) leave behind, without the need to change immigration law.  The Migration Opportunity: https://globaldevincubator ..read more
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Ep. 169: How to Make Immigration Popular Through Demonstrably Beneficial Policies
This Week in Immigration
by Bipartisan Policy Center
2w ago
In this week’s episode, BPC Senior Advisor Theresa Cardinal Brown and Senior Policy Analyst Jack Malde chat with Alexander Kustov, an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. We discuss Professor Kustov’s research on how we might, or might not, be able to shift public opinion in the United States to increase support for immigration. One promising approach, that will be the subject of Professor Kustov’s forthcoming book “In Our Interest: How to Make Immigration Popular”, is adopting demonstrably beneficial policies that make voters confident the ..read more
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Ep. 168: A Legal Services Collaborative for Immigrant New Yorkers
This Week in Immigration
by Bipartisan Policy Center
1M ago
In this week’s episode, BPC Senior Advisor Theresa Cardinal Brown and Senior Policy Analyst Jack Malde chat with Camille Mackler, the Founder and Executive Director of Immigrant ARC (I-ARC), a collaborative of over 80 legal service providers in New York State. I-ARC works with community leaders, legal service providers, state and local governments, law enforcement agencies, and Federal agencies and policymakers to ensure immigrants have access to a fair and efficient immigration system. We discuss I-ARC’s beginnings, the challenges it faces, its work helping newly arrived immigrants get work p ..read more
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Ep. 167: Interview with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Chief of Staff
This Week in Immigration
by Bipartisan Policy Center
1M ago
In this week’s episode, BPC Senior Advisor Theresa Cardinal Brown and Senior Policy Analyst Jack Malde chat with Michael D. Lumpkin, the Chief of Staff for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or “ICE”. We discuss the missions of ICE, the various challenges facing ICE including budgetary constraints, and its efforts to address the unprecedented number of arrivals at the US-Mexico border. We also discuss the importance of technology and innovation in ICE’s operations and Mr. Lumpkin’s views looking forward.  ..read more
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Ep. 166: Immigration Driving the Economy and Its Relation to Social Security
This Week in Immigration
by Bipartisan Policy Center
2M ago
In this week’s episode, BPC Senior Advisor Theresa Cardinal Brown and Senior Policy Analyst Jack Malde discuss the role that recent high levels of immigration have played in driving the economy. They then welcome BPC Associate Director Emerson Sprick to discuss the role that increased immigration can play in securing Social Security solvency.  ..read more
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Ep. 165: Can Biden Fix the Border? A Deep Dive
This Week in Immigration
by Bipartisan Policy Center
2M ago
In this week’s episode, BPC Senior Advisor Theresa Cardinal Brown and Senior Policy Analyst Jack Malde do a deep dive into the claim, made by several Republicans, that President Biden can use his executive power to solve the border crisis without Congress.   ..read more
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Ep. 163: A (Failed) Bipartisan Border Deal and Barriers to Immigrant Tax Credit Access
This Week in Immigration
by Bipartisan Policy Center
3M ago
In this week’s episode, BPC Senior Advisor Theresa Cardinal Brown talks us through the recent failed bipartisan border deal. Then, Theresa and Senior Policy Analyst Jack Malde chat to Policy Analyst Arianna Fano about a new BPC report examining the barriers immigrant families face in the take-up of tax credits. The Child Tax Credit (CTC) and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) are crucial anti-poverty tools but many individuals in need—including a disproportionate share of eligible immigrants—do not claim these credits for a variety of reasons. We also chat to BPC Associate Director Emerson Sprick ..read more
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Ep. 160: Reporting on a Humanitarian Immigration Crisis in a Divided Political Context
This Week in Immigration
by Bipartisan Policy Center
5M ago
In this week’s episode, BPC Senior Advisor Theresa Cardinal Brown chats with three exceptional national and local immigration reporters to understand what it’s like to cover immigration at a time of rising migration, increased humanitarian challenges, and a polarized political climate. Camilo Montoya-Galvez of CBS News, Maria Sacchetti of the Washington Post and Uriel Garcia of the Texas Tribune take us through their experiences covering national and local immigration developments over the past year, both on the ground and from a distance. Listen to hear all about the policy, politics, and hum ..read more
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Ep. 159: Four Distinguished Scholars on a Path Forward for Immigration Reform
This Week in Immigration
by Bipartisan Policy Center
6M ago
In this week’s episode, new host Jack Malde chats with four Distinguished Immigration Scholars at Cornell Law School on their new white paper “Immigration Reform: A Path Forward”. Stephen Yale-Loehr, Randel Keith Johnson, Charles Kamasaki, and BPC’s very own Theresa Cardinal Brown take us through important reforms to border management and asylum policy, worker programs, and DREAMer protections. While large, comprehensive immigration reform is unlikely to move forward in Congress soon, certain targeted reforms are both urgently needed and potentially achievable. Cornell Law School Migration &am ..read more
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Ep. 158: The Cost of Green Card Backlogs and Impending Population Decline
This Week in Immigration
by Bipartisan Policy Center
6M ago
In this week’s episode, guest host Theresa Cardinal Brown and BPC Senior Policy Analyst Jack Malde discuss BPC’s new report which quantifies the tremendous economic benefits on offer if Congress were to act to clear green card backlogs. Then, Theresa and Jack discuss new projections from the Census Bureau which show that the U.S. population is set to begin declining in the second half of this century, underlining the importance of immigration for continued growth and prosperity ..read more
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