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BONUS: The Stakes of Immigration with Aaron Reichlin-Melnick

Deadline: White House


News, Politics, Nbc News, Msnbc, Nicolle Wallace, Washington Dc, Government, Donald Trump, The White House, Daily News

4.65.6K Ratings

🗓️ 9 April 2024

⏱️ 66 minutes

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As a bonus for listeners, we’re sharing the first episode of a special series from “Why Is This Happening? The Chris Hayes Podcast,” called “WITHpod 2024: The Stakes.” For the first time since 1892, we have an election in which both candidates have presidential records. It’s a unique chance to take a hard look at what both Joe Biden and Donald Trump have actually done as president. Chris Hayes talks to experts about both candidates’ records on specific policy areas. This week, Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, policy director at the American Immigration Council, joins to unpack immigration policies under Trump vs. Biden, the state of the asylum system, and more. Follow and listen to the whole series: https://link.chtbl.com/withpod_tsfd

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Hey, it's Chris Hayes. I'm excited to tell you about a special, why is this happening podcast series we're launching called


with pod 2024 the stakes for the first time since 1892 we have an election in


which both candidates have presidential records.


It's a unique chance to take a hard look at what both Joe Biden


and Donald Trump have actually done as president.


I'm talking to experts about both candidates records on specific policy areas. Stay right here to hear the entire


first episode where I've talked to American Immigration Council Policy Director


Aaron Reiklin Melnick. Search for why is this happening and follow to listen to


the whole series new


episodes drop on Tuesdays.


When Biden took office the legal immigration system was like a cruise ship that was


on fire and listing it hadn't fully sunk yet but things weren't looking good. So right now the


fire is out. They've mostly write it a lot of the list, but the engines aren't really going yet.


Hello and welcome, why is this happening with me, your host Chris Hayes. Well, the general election is set barring some unforeseen circumstances. It's going to be Joe Biden and Donald Trump and for the first time in


140 or 150 years the two men running against each other each have been


president and each have actual records and one of the things that drives me a


little crazy about the way the campaign is framed and covered is the fact that it seems to ignore that fact.


And one thing I've noticed about the vortex of Donald Trump's sort of


intentional vortex is that the craziness around him can obscure some of the more


basic meat and potatoes questions of like where is Donald Trump on


education policy where's Joe Biden been on education policy what have they done


with the Interior Department under Joe Biden and how would that Interior


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