Inadmissible

by VECINA

Immigration. It’s in the news, it’s in the headlines, it’s a political flashpoint. It generates a lot of sound and fury, a lot of strong ideas and raised voices. And for most of us, it can be hard to sort through all that noise and understand – what is actually going on? What’s legal for people to do, and what’s not? How do U.S. immigration rules affect people’s lives? What is it like to deal with the barriers – both seen and u... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • S02 E01 - New Year, New Asylum Limitations

    S02 E01 - New Year, New Asylum Limitations

    It's a new year, and recently, the Biden Administration announced sweeping border policy changes, including an expansion of Title 42, new parole programs for people from certain countries, and an upcoming rule that would bar thous...

    27:04
  • Bonus

    S02 - WTF (Was That Fact?): Why Did 20 Red States Sue The Biden Administration Challenging Its New Parole Program?

    S02 - WTF (Was That Fact?): Why Did 20 Red States Sue The Biden Administration Challenging Its New Parole Program?

    In our first episode of Season 2, we delved into the Biden Administration’s recent new immigration policies, which include “parole” programs for a limited number of people from 4 countries: Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. L...

    15:51
  • Season 1

  • S01 E05 - Walk a Thousand Miles in My Nicest Shoes: Migration and the War in Ukraine

    S01 E05 - Walk a Thousand Miles in My Nicest Shoes: Migration and the War in Ukraine

    In the early spring of 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine and started a war. Thousands of Ukrainians fled their homes in search of safety. Most remain displaced, unsure of when they can go home, and if home will even be there when they ...

    39:57
  • S01 E04 - Left Behind: The Aftermath of the U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan

    S01 E04 - Left Behind: The Aftermath of the U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan

    Almost one year ago, the U.S. withdrew from Afghanistan and the country fell to Taliban rule. While some were able to evacuate in the chaos, tens of thousands of Afghans remain in hiding, many of whom are specifically targeted due...

    33:43
  • S01 E03 - Slamming the Door Shut: How the Government is Turning Away Asylum Seekers

    S01 E03 - Slamming the Door Shut: How the Government is Turning Away Asylum Seekers

    In 2020, the Center for Disease Control relied on an obscure law from 1944 to close our southern borders to asylum seekers, under the guise of protecting the public from COVID-19. Why do we use the term "under the guise"? Because ...

    41:47