U.S. immigration backlog, Reducing mass shootings

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Demonstration to call for an "Open Door" policy for Afghanistan refugees.
Protesters hold signs as flags fly at half-staff in honor of the U.S. service members and other victims killed in the terrorist attack in Kabul, outside Federal building during a demonstration to call for an “Open Door” policy for Afghanistan refugees and expedited processing of immigration cases, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, in Los Angeles. Ringo H.W. Chiu/ AP Photo

An immigration law expert takes us through the backlog of cases in the U.S. as officials look to catch up. Then, the author of a new book shares how threat assessments could help reduce mass shootings.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Erin Barbato Guest
  • Mark Follman Guest

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