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Crisis Management: An Immigration Update and Tackling Opioids with James Hamblin
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Crisis Management: An Immigration Update and Tackling Opioids with James Hamblin

In this week's episode, CAP immigration expert Phil Wolgin discusses the so-called crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border and James Hamblin joins us for his perspective on the opioid epidemic.

As President Donald Trump successfully manufactures a crisis on our southern border, an actual American crisis drags on, producing a death rate that resembles a war zone more than the United States. This week, we sat down with CAP immigration expert Phil Wolgin for a debrief on the so-called crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border. Then, physician and The Atlantic staff writer James Hamblin joins us to share his perspective on how we’ve let the opioid epidemic get so bad and what kinds of innovative treatments—such as harm reduction or marijuana—he thinks should be explored to more effectively combat addiction.

Learn more about the podcast here.

Daniella Gibbs Legér is the senior vice president for Communications and Strategy at the Center for American Progress. Ed Chung is the vice president for Criminal Justice Reform at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center. Kyle Epstein is the media relations manager at the Center. Chris Ford is the broadcast coordinator at the Center. Philip E. Wolgin is the managing director of Immigration Policy at the Center.

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Authors

Daniella Gibbs Léger

Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategy

@dgibber123

Ed Chung

Senior Fellow

Rachel Rosen

Senior Director, Broadcast Communications

Kyle Epstein

Manager, Media Relations

Chris Ford

Broadcast Manager

 (Phil Wolgin)

Philip E. Wolgin

Managing Director, Immigration Policy

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