Expanding Congress, Immigrant asylum policy

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We talk to a political scientist about the possibility of adding seats to Congress. Then, we learn more about how President Biden’s proposed immigration policy changes would affect asylum seekers from South and Central America.

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    435 is the magic number for the US House of Representatives, with the number of members locked in for over a century as the US population tripled. A new bill aims to add seats to Congress, but it faces a tough road. A Congress expert shares the pros and cons, and the history behind the current make-up of the House.

  • Biden's proposed immigration rule restricts some from applying for asylum

    Biden is proposing a rule that reflects Trump-era immigration policies. The rule, announced in late February, could restrict some migrants from applying for asylum if they enter the United States illegally. An expert joins us to talk about the proposed rule.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Rob Ferrett Producer
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Steven Smith Guest
  • Dara Lind Guest