With guest host Anthony Brooks.
President Trump unveils a new immigration framework, including a path to citizenship for DACA recipients. We’ll unpack it, and consider its prospects in Congress.
Laura Wides-Muñoz, vice president for special projects and editorial strategy at Fusion, author of "The Making of a Dream: How A Group Of Young Undocumented Immigrants Helped Change What It Means To Be American." (@lwmunoz)
Hareth Andrade, DACA recipient and activist.
From The Reading List:
USA Today: Trump Immigration Plan Unites All Sides In Opposition — "President Trump has finally united Republicans and Democrats — but not in the way he wants.
This week's release of a new White House immigration overhaul plan brought Democrats, Republicans, immigration advocates, immigration opponents and moderates searching for a compromise together on one thing: strong opposition."
Excerpt of 'The Making of a Dream'
Efforts to help young immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally when they were kids began back in 2000. But then came the 9-11 attacks, a ratcheting up of anti-immigrant sentiment, and today, the Dreamers remain in limbo. Congress can’t seem to deliver, so now, President Trump has a plan to give Dreamers a path to citizenship, but also to sharply curtail legal immigration. This hour, On Point, Trump’s plan, the Dreamers and who gets to be American. --Anthony Brooks
This program aired on January 29, 2018.