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The Criminalization of Immigrants in the United States

Alina Das joins the Council's Brian Hanson to discuss America's history of punishing immigrants.
Immigrants stand behind a fence at a detention centre in the Amygdaleza suburb of western Athens Play Podcast

From the controversial 2016 Muslim ban to recent efforts to dismantle DACA, immigration has been a key issue for President Trump's administration—but the legacy of punishing immigrants extends throughout US history. Lawyer and author Alina Das joins Deep Dish to share the stories that give a face to decades of legislation criminalizing immigrants and what we can do to begin to fix the system.

About the Guests
Alina Das
Professor of Clinical Law, NYU School of Law
Vice President, Studies
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the Council's weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.