#362 : The safety net erodes

Refugees fleeing foreign disasters facing deportation. Families in extreme poverty facing ever more obstacles to finding help. And Bill Press talks with Congressman Dan Kildee about what to read into the talk about a possible run for the White House by Oprah Winfrey.

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This week, Donald Kerwin of the Center for Migration Studies on why everyone loses as Donald Trump pulls the plug on Temporary Protected Status. Author and poverty researcher Kathryn Edin on what poor people lose when politicians do welfare reform. And Bill Press interviews Representative Dan Kildee of Michigan.

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Donald Kerwin

Donald Trump’s recent despicable and  racist comments about immigrants came as a response to an effort to maintain TPS … Temporary Protected Status.  Donald Kerwin is a national authority on immigration who says the end of TPS will only lead to suffering for our most vulnerable immigrants who are  hard working, legal and playing an important role in our nation’s economy.

Kathryn Edin

Scholar and author Kathryn Edin documents the lives of people who live on almost no cash income and says much of what we think we know about those lives is wrong.


Dan Kildee

Bill Press talks with Congressman Dan Kildee of Michigan.


Jim Hightower

What’s killing America’s middle class?

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