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Donald Trump has promised to rescind President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which gives temporary legal status to so-called Dreamers. What will happen to those Dreamers if he fulfills that promise?

The president-elect also cited the Eisenhower era’s Operation Wetback as a model for his deportation plans. Civil rights groups hold up that 1950s approach as an example of ethnic profiling.

“Repeal and replace” has been the Republican party’s mantra when it comes to the Affordable Care Act. What will its replacement plans look like?

Colson Whitehead took home the prestigious National Book Award for fiction last night. His novel ‘The Underground Railroad’ follows a teenage slave to a hard-won freedom.

A good part of the country is still taking stock of how and why Donald Trump won the election. How strong was the influence of social media?

Photo courtesy of Bob Simpson. 

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney
Anna Scott
Jolie Myers
Christian Bordal
Amy Ta
Michell Eloy

What happens to Dreamers if Trump rescinds DACA? 10 MIN, 38 SEC

President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program gives temporary legal status to so-called Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. before age 16 and before June 2007. Almost 750,000 Dreamers have registered with the program. Donald Trump has promised to rescind it. We hear from Judy London, who heads the Immigrants’ Rights Project at Public Counsel, and an immigrant from Korea, who has requested anonymity for fear of her safety as a so-called dreamer.

Guests:
Judy London, Public Counsel

America’s last mass deportation was a successful campaign of fear 9 MIN, 49 SEC

Donald Trump cited the Eisenhower era’s Operation Wetback as a model for his deportation plans. President Eisenhower deported more than one million undocumented immigrants in 1954. The vast majority of the deportees lived in Texas and California.

Guests:
Natasha Iskander, Professor at New York University (@natashaiskander)

What’s the GOP plan for replacing Obamacare? 6 MIN, 55 SEC

“Repeal and replace” has been the Republican party’s mantra when it comes to the Affordable Care Act. Republicans will have a chance to make good on that promise since it will control the White House and Congress.

Guests:
Sarah Kliff, Vox (@sarahkliff)

National Book Award winner talks race in America 13 MIN, 3 SEC

Colson Whitehead took home the prestigious National Book Award for fiction last night. He won it for his novel ‘The Underground Railroad,’ which follows a teenage slave named Cora to a hard-won freedom. She begins on a Georgia plantation, and then escapes via an actual underground railroad. Madeleine Brand spoke with Whitehead about his book earlier this year.

Guests:
Colson Whitehead, novelist (@colsonwhitehead)

Social media helped Trump win the White House 8 MIN, 55 SEC

A good part of the country is still taking stock of how and why Donald Trump won the election. The influence of social media tops the list. Even Trump says Facebook, Twitter and Instragram played key roles in his victory.

Guests:
Xeni Jardin, BoingBoing.net (@xeni)

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