A 1.4-acre plot of land east of downtown Takoma Park has long been eyed for development. While a neighborhood food co-op has sat on part of it for 20 years, a new plan to redevelop the space envisions restaurants, cafes, a parking garage and office space.
A flood of undocumented minors from Central America last spring and summer sparked intense immigration debates at both the federal and local levels. But the ongoing domestic debates over who belongs here sometimes neglect individuals’ complex back stories that reflect global challenges. A year after the influx deposited new immigrants in local communities, Kojo chats with WAMU 88.5 reporter Armando Trull, who has traced the immigration conundrum from local schools to the White House to Central America.
- Armando Trull Senior News Reporter, WAMU 88.5
- Adam Isacson Senior Associate, Regional Security Policy, Washington Office on Latin America
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