Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán on Trump plan to evict undocumented immigrants from public housing

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Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán. Credit: Office of Barragán.

At a hearing yesterday, HUD Secretary Ben Carson defended a new plan that would push undocumented immigrants out of public housing. Families can currently live in government-subsidized housing as long as one of them is a legal resident. But under the new plan, an estimated 55,000 US-born children could be evicted from their homes because their parents are undocumented. “It’s not that we’re cruel, mean-hearted. It’s that we are logical, this is common sense. You take care of your own first,” Secretary Carson said.

We learn what happened at the hours-long hearing, and get reaction from Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán, whose district covers the Port of Los Angeles to the Watts Towers. Many undocumented immigrants live in public housing in her district.

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Guests:
Nanette Diaz Barragán - Congresswoman representing California’s 44th district, Tracy Jan - Washington Post - @TracyJan

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Adriana Cargill