For this week’s interview on Trend Lines, WPR’s Elliot Waldman is joined by Jason DeParle for a conversation about his new book, “A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves.” It chronicles one Filipino family and their experiences working abroad to help their loved ones back home.
Immigration and Integration Policy
Under a new U.S. government policy known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, more than 48,000 asylum-seekers arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border since January have been sent back to Mexico to wait months, potentially years, for their court hearings in the U.S. The policy has had devastating effects.
Colombian President Ivan Duque announced last month that 24,000 children of Venezuelan refugees in Colombia would be given citizenship. This is a step in the right direction, says Beatriz Eugenia Sánchez-Mojica, but what Colombia really needs is a long-term approach to address the needs of Venezuelan migrants.