January 16, 2018: Hour 1

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In hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 16, 2018 full broadcast, lawmakers in Washington are trying to pick up the pieces of a deal on immigration after inflammatory comments from President Trump derailed talks last week. We break down the day's political news with NPR's Domenico Montanaro. Also, we take a look back at the WPA's impact on American infrastructure, and explore why many of its projects are still relied upon today. And an influx of Haitian immigrants has been pouring steadily in Canada — mostly crossing illegally at the Quebec border — since last May. We learn more about what's driving the trend from Marjorie Villefranche, director general of La Maison D'Haiti in Montreal. You can read and hear more at, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook and Tumblr.

This program aired on January 16, 2018.


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