Leadership Shakeups at U.S. Immigration Agencies Amid Deepening Crisis at the Border

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Japanese Americans pose with photos of themselves taken while they were in relocation camps in WWII, during a press conference on June 22, 2019 in Lawton, Oklahoma to protest the military base, Fort Sill, being used to house 1,400 migrant children. Fort Still has a history of housing those seeking asylum as well as Japanese Americans were imprisoned during WWII and Native Americans were housed there.

Acting Customs and Border Protection chief John Sanders announced his resignation Tuesday, after just two months on the job. He'll be replaced by immigration hardliner Mark Morgan, who's currently the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The personnel shake-ups come as federal officials scramble to move hundreds of migrant children from a Texas detention facility described by lawyers last week as squalid and inhumane. Meanwhile, the House moved closer toward voting on a $4.5 billion aid package for migrants. We'll discuss the latest developments in immigration news.

Guests:

Nick Miroff, immigration reporter, Washington Post

Dahlia Lithwick, reporter, Slate; host, Amicus podcast

Angela Kocherga, southwest border correspondent, Albuquerque Journal

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