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Why Asylum Seekers Are Being Sent Back to Mexico

Why Asylum Seekers Are Being Sent Back to Mexico

Update: 2019-06-2037
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With asylum requests at a record high, the Trump administration is telling migrants to wait in Mexico. We look at how that policy could fundamentally change immigration in the United States. Guests: Natalie Kitroeff, a business reporter for The New York Times, spoke with Zolan Kanno-Youngs, who covers homeland security. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

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Panda

"We're gonna tell you about Trump's new immigration plan but first, here's a sad story that relates." Are there any news sources that aren't trying to push an agenda? Tell me the facts and let me feel how I want.

Jun 21st
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lzk222

I don't like Trump, but I think he has taken a smart strategy on this issue. Threatening Mexico with tariffs was a good idea to stem the influx. Sad what is going on in Central American countries with gangs and threats of violence. Sounds like there are some deep rooted problems in these countries that should be addressed. Not sure what America can do, but offering unlimited asylum for these folks won't solve their problems at home.

Jun 21st
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lzk222

g I agree, we deported our gang members there and that exacerbated the issues for sure. We've also been meddling in Central American politics for decades and that has surely led to some negative outcomes for common people there. I'm not opposed to some foreign aid. At some point these countries have to do what they can do help themselves without American intervention or assistance. If people are leaving there home countries in droves, that will not solve the instability issues there. Very sad situation overall.

Jun 21st
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g

lzk222 America was responsible for Iran Contra scandal among other things which brought weapons and instability. Some of the gangs were formed here too and then exported through deportations. Finally, instability near home is a threat to national security, and the crisis can be lessened (at least slightly) with foreign aid for low cost. Possibly even cheaper than detaining and deporting people. I'm not an expert, but these things in the Americas do not happen in a vacuum, and there are a lot of problems that are directly or indirectly a result of U.S. meddling. I guess you can debate whether it's the current generation's responsibility to solve some of the damage done by past generations, but there are plenty of things in more recent history that were the results of policies put into place by people still in office.

Jun 21st
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Wendy Bruder

travis hates every episode, yet he listens so he can spew his negativity EVERY DAY

Jun 20th
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Ryan Chynces

The interviewer just barely hides her viewpoints. She is college radio calibre talent, at best. And her smug, monotone delivery is hard to listen to. NYT - do better pls!

Jun 20th
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Travis Tern

unbelievably biased episodes like this are why most conservatives are disgusted with the new york times.. they do themselves and their credibility no favors

Jun 20th
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Teddy Fisher

Travis Tern they are just reporting facts. these are actual policies and decisions being made and enforced by the government. if you are so upset by this reporting you should direct your outrage at the government that is responsible for creating these situations, not the journalists that are objectively reporting facts

Jun 20th
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Ryan Pena

Travis Tern is it biased or do they just have a certain perspective? they're being objective but they of course have their perspective. there's a difference between being completely biased and presenting the story with the facts and sharing your perspective. just make sure to keep an open mind when it comes to stories like these.

Jun 20th
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Why Asylum Seekers Are Being Sent Back to Mexico

Why Asylum Seekers Are Being Sent Back to Mexico