2020 Census Shortened?, Economic Impact Of Federal Unemployment Benefits Lapse, Trump Defying SCOTUS Decision On DACA

Air Date:
Heard On Central Time
So-called DREAMers celebrate after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld DACA.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient Roberto Martinez, left, celebrates with other DACA recipients in front of the Supreme Court on Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Washington. The Supreme Court rejected President Donald Trump’s effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants, a stunning rebuke to the president in the midst of his reelection campaign. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo

An NPR national correspondent walks us through a shortening of work to complete the U.S. census. We also look at how the expiration of federal unemployment benefits could hit the economy in Wisconsin. And we talk with an immigration law expert about the Trump administration’s attempt to circumvent a Supreme Court decision upholding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Featured in this Show

  • Status Of The 2020 Census, And Why It Matters

    The 2020 census has been complicated by the coronavirus pandemic, and the Trump administration recently announced that the period of time for census-takers to go door-to-door is being shortened. We find out how many households have responded, and what the implications are for an inaccurate count.

  • The Economic Impact Of Lapsed Unemployment Benefits In Wisconsin

    The additional six hundred dollars federal enhancement in unemployment benefits passed through the CARES Act has expired. As lawmakers in Congress decide on whether to reinstate the benefit or lower it, we take a look at the long and short term impacts on Wisconsin’s economy.

  • Despite Supreme Court Ruling, Trump Administration Limiting DACA Program

    The Trump administration isn’t accepting new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, despite a Supreme Court ruling that blocked a repeal of DACA. We talk with an immigration law expert about the legal questions this brings up, and what it means for young children of immigrants.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Hansi Lo Wang Guest
  • Logan Kelly Guest
  • Hiroshi Motomura Guest
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director

Related Stories