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D.C. Sanctuary City: A podcast on the humanitarian crisis with migrants being bussed across the country

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser declared an ongoing humanitarian crisis after busloads of migrants were dropped off at district borders this summer.

Special report:

The District’s mayor called for a welcome consistent with city values in being a ‘Sanctuary City.’

Listen to the story of a new migrant, advocates, and how D.C. is meeting the challenge.

This podcast was reported and produced by the graduate broadcast journalism students of American University’s School of Communication: Alexandra Rivera, Solene Guarinos, Nicole Yu, Sophia Steele, and Dillin Bett. 

Special thanks to:
Jayesh Rathod, Director, and Anne Schaufele, Acting Director  from the WCL Immigration Justice Clinic
The Kojo Nnamdi Politics Hour at WAMU 88.5
Dr. Noemi Enchauteugi De Jesus at American University
Immigration Attorney April Holloway
Immigration Attorney Karim Marshall
Immigration Attorney Arielle Chapnick at Whitman Walker Clinic
Immigration Attorney Paula Cortes
PRODUCERS: Alexandra Rivera, Solene Guarinos
GRAPHICS: Sophia Steele
ADVISOR: Jill Olmsted

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