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Tension Among Neighbors, Fighting Anti-Semitism, Desperation at Sea

February 21, 201746 min
Coming up on today's show: The Department of Homeland Security released documents yesterday that translate President Trump's immigration orders into practice for the nation's immigration enforcers. Camille Mackler, director of legal initiatives for the New York Immigration Coalition, Jong-Min You, a Korean-born undocumented immigrant who has lived in the U.S. his whole life, and DACA recipient Andrea Bonilla, discuss the Trump Administration's rules could mean for immigrants nationwide.  More and more hate groups are springing up across the United States, and Jewish communities have seen increasing waves of vandalism and bomb threats. Following the lead of his daughter, President Trump finally acknowledged this violence on Tuesday. Rabbi Jonah Pesner, director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, discusses the recent uptick in anti-Semitic threats and the president's response.  Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly will meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto during a two day visit to Mexico this week, after a fraught first month for the new administration and Mexico. Jorge Guajardo, Mexican ambassador to China from 2007-2013 and consul general to Mexico in Austin, Texas from 2005 to 2007, explains what we can expect from this meeting.  In her new book, "The New Sectarianism: The Arab Uprising and the Rebirth of the Shi'a-Sunni Divide," author Geneive Abdo writes that the Shi’ia-Sunni Divide has taken on a new form, and argues that how people practice their faith has become increasingly responsible for division in the Middle East. The bodies of 74 migrants washed ashore in Libya on Monday. In recent months, the route across the Mediterranean has proven to be increasingly dangerous, and as spring rapidly approaches, officials fear that more and more migrants will attempt to make the often deadly trip. Mary Fitzgerald, a journalist specializing in Libya and a contributing author to the book "The Libyan Revolution and its Aftermath," analyzes the politics surrounding the migrant crisis, and reflects on the dangerous journey for those crossing the Mediterranean. The Takeaway looks back at two of this year's Oscar-nominated documentaries that address the migrant crisis: "Fire at Sea" and "4.1 Miles." We hear from Gianfranco Rosi, the director of "Fire at Sea," and Daphne Matziaraki, director of "4.1 Miles."

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