Howard University Provost Anthony Wutoh talks about alumna Kamala Harris' vice presidential nomination. Virginia House Majority Leader Charniele Herring previews the upcoming special session focusing on criminal justice. And D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen talks about the spike of gun violence in the District.
The D.C., Maryland and Virginia region is home to around 1.2 million foreign-born Washingtonians. About 400,000 of them are undocumented immigrants, making up the seventh-largest undocumented community in the country. A welcoming approach to immigrants, particularly the undocumented, has long defined many local communities. But after President Trump was elected after a campaign calling for tougher immigration laws, debates resurfaced locally over what welcoming immigrants really costs communities. As part of the Kojo In Your Community series, Kojo discusses questions at the heart of the immigration debate from Silver Spring in Montgomery County, which carries Maryland’s largest share of foreign-born residents.
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