Immigration Nerds Talk About the Election and Immigration in the Presidential Debate

In the final stretch before the end of Election season 2020, we analyze the candidates’ track record and position on immigration as highlighted in their final debate. In the short segment moderated by Kristen Welker, President Donald Trump and former Vice President discussed “Coyotes,” the DACA program, family separation at the border, conditions at detention centers, and the “Catch and Release” program and its effectiveness over the years.

We’ll also review President Trump’s previous actions on immigration and Vice President Biden’s plan if elected.

Want more? Here is a list of past episodes that bring further clarity to the White House’s stance on immigration:


106 Dr. Deborah Watkins Bruner | The Value of International Students on Campus

104 2020 Spring Regulatory Agenda: A Look into the Administrative Tone for the Rest of the Year

30 Ron Hira | Criticism of the H-1B Program: Debate Club


109 Adam Goodman | The Deportation Machine: America’s Long History of Expelling Immigrants

108 The Expansion of Immigrant Data Collection

102 This Week in Immigration: DACA Supreme Court Decision and the Executive Order

79 Natalie Ram | Collecting DNA at the Border: A Thin Line Between Security and Privacy

68 DACA’s Supreme Court Hearing: A Line Between Legality and Agency Discretion

59 Social Media Surveillance: Expansion in Data Collection by Government Agencies


78 Travel Ban | The Rationale Behind the Order and Alternative Options for Travelers

77 This Week in Immigration | Public Charge, Birth Tourism and Travel Ban Expansion


96 Erika Cisneros | Humanitarian Visas: The Stories and Options for Victims of Abuse

63 BREAKING | Public Charge Regulation and Federal Court Injunction

24 Claudia Cubas | A Voice for the Voiceless: Driving Asylum Law and Government Shutdown’s Effect on Detention Centers