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Huddled Masses: Green Cards, Abuse Victims, and Berlin Bees

Huddled Masses: Green Cards, Abuse Victims, and Berlin Bees

Skimm This - August 14, 2019 - 14:30

The Trump administration is changing immigration rules to make it more difficult for welfare recipients to obtain green cards. We’ll break down the new rules and the arguments being used to defend them. Then: New York is opening a one-year window for survivors of child sex abuse to bring civil lawsuits against their alleged abusers – no matter how long ago the abuse occured. We’ll look at the possible consequences for institutions linked to abuse. Also on today’s show: people are struggling to keep up with massive student loan debt, and amateur beekeepers are causing a buzz in Berlin.

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