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The Plight Of Refugees In The EU & On The US-Mexico Border & President Biden's Press Conference

Refugees in Lesbos, Greece
UN PHOTO/RICK BAJORNAS
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Kara Tepe Refugee Camp on Lesbos Island, Greece

On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we're discussing the plight of refugees in Greece and other EU countries. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees recently warned that many EU borders – from Greece to the Balkans – are increasingly impossible to pass for vulnerable asylum seekers. Greece has been accused of pushing back boats to prevent people from reaching the EU.

Later in the show, we'll discuss President Biden's first press conference and widespread criticism of the White House press corps for failing to ask questions about pressing issues, including COVID and the economic crisis. They also failed to ask substantive questions about US immigration policy and the human rights of refugees and asylum seekers on the US-Mexico border.

Guests:

Katy Falloni, freelance journalist in Greece covering migration and social affairs

Jean Guerrero, award-winning investigative journalist and author of Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump, and the White Nationalist Agenda

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.
Malihe Razazan is the senior producer of KALW's daily call-in program, Your Call.