PBS NewsHour

Is the distinction between migrant and refugee meaningful?

Clip: 11/18/2019 | 3m 2s Video has closed captioning.

Under President Trump, American immigration policy has been in the spotlight. While Trump may talk the most about stopping illegal entry into the U.S., he is also taking action to reduce the volume of legal migrants the country accepts as refugees. But what makes one immigrant a refugee and another simply a migrant? Writer Dina Nayeri offers her humble opinion questioning that distinction.

Aired: 11/18/19

Rating: NR

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