Big Books & Bold Ideas with Kerri Miller

Would Democrats fix immigration if they take control of Congress?

Students celebrate in front of the Supreme Court.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students celebrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court after the Supreme Court rejected President Donald Trump's bid to end legal protections for young immigrants in Washington.
Manuel Balce Ceneta | AP file

Seventy-five percent of Americans, across the political spectrum, believe immigration is good for the United States. But the immigration system itself is a mess. Republicans and Democrats have tried to fix it, with little success. If Democrats win the White House or the Senate this fall, would that change?

Thursday at 9 a.m., MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke about immigration reform with two experts. What would real transformation look like? And are the Democrats the ones to make it happen?


  • Laura Collins, director of the Bush Institute-Southern Methodist University Economic Growth Initiative

  • Jennifer Piscopo, associate professor of politics and Latino/a studies at Occidental College 

    To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.

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