Global Journalist: Journalists Seeking Asylum Face U.S. Detention | KBIA

Global Journalist: Journalists Seeking Asylum Face U.S. Detention

Sep 12, 2019

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Once a refuge for foreign journalists fleeing repression at home, the U.S. risks losing that status.

Like other migrants, journalists who come to the U.S. seeking safety are much more likely to wind up in prisons or federal detention centers - sometimes for months - as their immigratiom cases are considered. Their claims are also being heard by immigration courts that are much more likely to deny asylum requests than they were even a few years ago.

On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at the stories of a Cuban journalist and a Mexican journalist who both found themselves locked up in a country they hoped would provide safety. 


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Joining the program:

    • Michael Lavers, international news editor, Washington Blade
    • Eduardo Beckett, immigration lawyer, Beckett Law Firm
    • Dagmar Thiel, director, Fundamedios USA
    • Penny Venetis, director, International Human Rights Clinic, Rutgers Law School

Assistant producers: Charles Dranginis, Samantha Waigand

Supervising producer: Trevor Hook

Visual editor: Benjamin Brink