Tag Archives: immigration

GW WonkCast S3E13-1: Below the Fold: Medicare Legislation and Proposed Changes to Immigration Policy

In this Below the Fold, first learn about “Choose Medicare” legislation by Senators Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Jeff Merkley of Oregon that would allow individuals and businesses to purchase Medicare plans. Next, learn about a proposal from the Department of Homeland Security to add a public charge to immigration applicants, meaning a charge in the […]

GW WonkCast S3E3-3: Above the Fold

The second episode of Above the Fold covers two pieces of breaking news: the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy and the scandal of improperly received diplomas in the D.C. public school system. A report stated one-third of the class of 2017 high school graduates did not meet attendance and graduation requirements, and […]

GW WonkCast S3E3-2: The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program

The Trump administration proposed changes to the J-1 visa exchange program, a non-immigrant cultural and educational exchange visa that allows residents of other countries to travel to the U.S. What impact do cultural exchange programs have and how could this change them? What could this mean for American soft power and national security? Special guest […]