CMSOnAir | Cecilia Muñoz

CMSOnAir | Cecilia Muñoz

As President Barack Obama prepares to leave the White House, Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to the President 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.

Prior to her current post, Ms. Muñoz served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House’s Intergovernmental Affairs. Before joining the Obama Administration, she was Senior Vice President for the Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation at the National Council of Law Raza (NCLR).

In this episode, Ms. Muñoz speaks with CMS’s Executive Director Donald Kerwin on various topics, including 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.