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Another Crackdown on the Border

The Trump administration is refusing entry to asylum-seekers, citing the coronavirus.

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Episode Notes

The pandemic hasn’t stopped the flow of migrants to the U.S.-Mexico border. But it has prompted an emergency crackdown on asylum-seekers, and critics of the Trump administration say the policy is violating U.S. law.

Guest: Adolfo Flores, reporter for BuzzFeed News.

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Jayson De Leon, and Danielle Hewitt, with help from Daniel Avis.

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The problem with the news right now? It’s everywhere. And each day, it can feel like we’re all just mindlessly scrolling. It’s why we created What Next. This short daily show is here to help you make sense of things. When the news feels overwhelming, we’re here to help you answer: What next? Look for new episodes every weekday morning.

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