2018: The Year in Immigration

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Migrants from Central America are taken into custody by the U.S. Border Patrol after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border fence on December 16, 2018 in Tijuana, Mexico.  (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Immigration dominated the headlines in 2018. News about family separation, asylum policy and the deployment of U.S. troops prompted intense debate and provoked numerous lawsuits. In this segment of Forum, we discuss what happened in immigration news in 2018 and what might be ahead in the new year.


John Sepulvado, host, KQED's The California Report

Carrie Kahn, correspondent covering Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, NPR

Bill Ong Hing, professor of law and migration studies, University of San Francisco; author, "American Presidents and Immigration Policy"

Julie Small, reporter for KQED's Criminal Justice and Immigration Team