US asylum law, Kids Online Safety Act, Civility in politics

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People cross into the United States for their appointments to seek asylum made through the CBP One app, Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, in Tijuana, Mexico. Gregory Bull/AP Photo

We talk to an immigration law expert about how a new Senate package would impact those seeking asylum in the U.S. Then, we take a look at a bill that aims to improve online safety for young people. Then, we talk to the creator of the Dignity Index, which measures the civility of political speech.

Featured in this Episode

  • Immigration package would restrict asylum

    On Sunday, the U.S. Senate revealed the details of a $118 billion bipartisan immigration package that would enact tougher asylum and immigration laws. We talk to an expert on immigration law about how the package would affect people seeking asylum in the U.S.

  • How would the Kids Online Safety Act aim to protect children?

    Last week Senators in Congress grilled leaders of major social media companies about how they’re handling privacy and safety concerns around young users. We look into the bill that set up the hearings, and talk about whether the measures it contains could work.

  • A concrete measure for civility in politics

    As our politics have gotten more polarized, our political disagreements and discussions have gotten less civil. We talk to one of the organizers of a project that aims to help us disagree more effectively and have more productive politics.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Rick Su Guest
  • Steve Noll Guest
  • Tami Pyfer Guest
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer

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