Trump's Asylum Changes Reach Court and Reflections on Life as an 'Undocumented Citizen"

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Central American migrants head to Mexicali's downtown in Mexico's Baja California State, after leaving a shelter on November 19, 2018, on the border with Calexico, in California, US. (Photo: Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images)

Last week, a large part of the migrant caravan headed to the U.S arrived in Tijuana, Mexico. The migrants, most of whom are from Honduras, faced riot police and protesters this past Sunday. Meanwhile, President Trump's proposed changes to who is eligible for asylum and where people can apply for it, are being litigated. We'll check in on the status of the migrant caravan and unpack what Trump's proposals could mean for U.S. asylum policy. We'll also talk to Jose Antonio Vargas about his memoir, "Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen," and hear from listeners about their journeys to the U.S.


Emily Green, freelance reporter based in Mexico City; former reporter, San Francisco Chronicle

Lily Jamali, co-host and correspondent, KQED's The California Report

Sarah Pierce, policy analyst and immigration lawyer, Migration Policy Institute

Jose Antonio Vargas, journalist, activist; author, "Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen"