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Your Call: Media coverage of the Dutch election & Trump's plan to hire ICE agents


This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the election in the Netherlands and the defeat of the anti-Muslim candidate Geert Wilders. Turnout was high at 82 percent.

We’ll also discuss a New York Times report about the Trump administration's plan to increase the number of ICE agents by 10,000 to speed up deportation. Over the past decade, dozens of agents have been arrested and charged with beating people and raping detainees. 


Addie Schulte, freelance journalist based in Amsterdam

Ron Nixon, homeland security correspondent at the NY Times, and author of the bestselling Apartheid: South Africa's Global Propaganda War

Roque Planas, national reporter for the Huffington Post covering Latin American and Latino issues

Web Resources:

Buzzfeed: The Man Who Turned Gay Rights Into “A Weapon” In A War Against Muslims

The Guardian: Dutch elections: Rutte starts coalition talks after beating Wilders into second – as it happened

NY Times: Getting a Visa to Visit the U.S. Is a Long and Extensive Process for Most

NY Times: Is ICE’s Help-Wanted Sign a Welcome Mat for Rogue Applicants, Too?

Huffington Post: Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Would Burn Billions Of Dollars DHS Doesn’t Have

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.