The Hidden Cruelty of U.S. Immigration Law

Among the things Donald Trump’s presidency will be remembered for is the cruelty of its policies and actions on immigration.

While the incoming Biden administration intends to reverse these measures, we should hardly be complacent. The U.S. immigration system is expressly designed to keep people out.

On this episode, Commonweal contributing writer Paul Moses speaks with attorney and law professor Michael Kagan, author of The Battle to Stay in America: Immigration’s Hidden Front Line, about the illogic of U.S. immigration law, the need for solidarity, and the prospects for reform.

For further reading:

-Collateral Damage, by Paul Moses

-Trapped at the Border, by Joseph Sorrentino

-Progressives Have an Immigration Problem, by Tom Deignan

“We need to view attacks on immigrant communities as attacks on all of us.”—Michael Kagan

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