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CMSOnAir | Fr. Thomas Reese, SJ
In this episode, Fr. Thomas Reese, SJ, chair of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), discusses violations of law and legal procedures by border officials, CBP and USCIS’ reliance on virtual interviews, the importance of legal representation in asylum cases, and the detention of mothers and children. Fr. Reese also discusses the global crisis in refugee protection and the proposals to deny the admission of refugees based on religion and nationality.

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CMSOnAir | Cecilia Muñoz
Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to President Barack Obama and Director of the White House’s Domestic Policy Council, joins CMSOnAir to reflect on the Administration’s efforts on immigration during the past eight years. She offers a candid assessment of the major immigration and refugee issues and challenges the Administration faced, from legislative reform to Executive action to immigration enforcement and national security. In this episode, Ms. Muñoz speaks with CMS's Executive Director Donald Kerwin on the implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States, and the government’s response to the surge of Central American unaccompanied minors and families into the country.

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CMSOnAir | Donald Kerwin
A few days before the 15th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) is releasing a new in-depth report examining refugee protection and national security. The paper, titled “How Robust Refugee...

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CMSOnAir | His Eminence Theodore Cardinal McCarrick
In this episode, His Eminence Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, discusses international responses to crises, the vital contributions offered by migrants and refugees, and the importance of dialogue as a tool for peace. Now retired, Cardinal McCarrick also reflects on his career and the legacy he hopes to leave behind.

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CMSOnAir | Secretary Michael Chertoff
This episode features former Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Michael Chertoff on the intersection between international migration, refugee protection and national security. Secretary Chertoff discusses the lessons learned from 9/11 terrorist attacks, the security of the US refugee resettlement and visa waiver programs, proposals to bar Muslim immigrants from admission and to build a fence the length of the US-Mexico border, and the need for broad immigration reform.

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CMSOnAir | Senator Charles E. Schumer
Senator Charles E. Schumer is the Senior US Senator for the State of New York. Elected to the US Senate in 1998, Senator Schumer has been instrumental in furthering comprehensive immigration reform legislation. He was involved in the immigration reform...

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