Jan 12, 2018
With 122 Dreamers losing DACA protection every day as Congress continues to debate funding to keep the federal government open, Rebecca talks with Claudia Flores, immigration campaign manager at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, and a Dreamer herself. Next, following last week’s discussion about the national obsession with President Donald Trump’s mental health, Rebecca speaks with Reyma McCoy McDeid, an autistic candidate for office in Iowa, as part of a series of conversations with elected officials and candidates for office who live with mental illness and mental health disabilities. And finally, when you think of the face of poverty in America, is it a veteran’s face you see? Rebecca is joined by Will Fischer, director of government relations at VoteVets.org. But first, The Slevinator returns to unpack Trump’s new policy allowing states to take away people’s Medicaid if they can’t find work.