How Border Politics Landed in Martha’s Vineyard
Last week, nearly 50 Venezuelan migrants showed up, without warning, on the wealthy island of Martha’s Vineyard.
Their arrival was the culmination of a monthslong strategy by two of the United States’ most conservative governors to lay the issue of undocumented immigration at Democrats’ doorstep.
How has this strategy played out and what has it meant for the migrants caught in the middle?
Guest: Miriam Jordan, a national correspondent covering immigration for The New York Times.
- Scores of migrants have been shipped north by southern Republican governors. Here’s what you need to know.
- Martha’s Vineyard, the moneyed summer resort, has become an unlikely arena in the fight over illegal immigration.
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