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Immigration on Back Burner; Inhumane Pre-Trial Detention; Basic Goods Get Pricier
Political Misfits
23:09 GMT 30.04.2021(updated 08:57 GMT 01.05.2021) Get short URL
by Michelle Witte, Bob Schlehuber

Citing supply chain issues, prices for basic goods are set to increase. How corporations profit from the pandemic.
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Juan José Gutiérrez, immigration lawyer, executive director of the Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition, talks to us about how the Biden administration is punting on immigration reform, how it did not feature prominently during his speech, whether it is still a priority for this administration, and whether the initial positive steps taken will survive in Congress. We also talk about a Supreme Court case that resulted in a small victory for an undocumentent immigrant and whether this could have a larger effect for other immigrants in the country.

Erin Kirk Cuomo, co-founder of Not In My Marine Corps, joins us in a conversation about annual defense policy in the Senate that will likely be vehicle to enact an overhaul of how sexual assault is handled within the military, whether its proposals will have a real impact on the issue,  whether there is a cultural component in the military that enables theses assaults, and whether the pandemic is a factor in the rise of sexual assaults in the military. 

Janos Marton, National Director of Dream Corps Justice, tells us about the inhumane conditions and overcrowding of inmates at the St. Louis jail in pre-trial detention with some detainees spending years in jail without a court hearing, the structural and political foundations for indeterminate detention, how the voices of detainees are not heard in the mainstream media, and what other alternatives could be available to mass incarceration for individuals awaiting trial.
Give a Democrat a fish and he'll eat for a day.  Teach a Democrat to fish and he'll steal your rod, take your wallet, sexually assault the fish, and then blame President Trump.

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