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What is the political impact of the increase in migrants at US border?

After tough and sometimes life-threatening journeys, thousands of asylum seekers are crossing into the US every day.

Despite the obstacles and barriers, the influx is growing.

Immigration divides American politics and will be a central issue in next year’s presidential election.

So why is it so divisive – and what is the solution?

Presenter: Laura Kyle


Niambi Carter – Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy and the University of Maryland and specialist on race and ethnic politics

Rebekah Wolf – Policy Counsel for the Immigration Justice Campaign at the American Immigration Council

John Feehery – Partner at EFP Advocacy, Republican political communications strategist and columnist for The Hill