This week on CounterSpin: what was hailed as a “bipartisan” deal on immigration was announced in the Senate earlier this month. Media usually like that kind of political coming-together, never mind the details. With Capitol Hill negotiations certain to continue, journalist Deepa Fernandes joins us to talk about the immigration conversation, and what the press is missing.
Also on the program: in a similar vein, Congressional dealings on trade agreements have made headlines recently, with much talk over whether such deals should have to include “labor and environmental side agreements.” Some say if workers and the planet are side issues, maybe we need a whole new vision of trade. We’ll hear from Laura Carlsen, director of the Americas Program of the International Relations Center.
— Targeted: National Security and the Business of Immigration, by Deepa Fernandes