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Border security, immigration reform topics of latest NPC podcast

September 1, 2014 | By Mike Hempen |

Two hot-button, related issues -- border security and immigration reform -- are featured on the latest edition of Update-1, the National Press Club's podcast.

The two issues have received widespread attention recently as the United States considers how to deal with the thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America who have crossed the Mexican border into the U.S.

On the podcast, Broadcast Committee member Sofia Mannos interviews Michelle Mittelstadt, director of Communications and Public Affairs at the Migration Policy Institute, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank that analyzes the movement of people worldwide.

Mannos and Mittelstadt discuss immigration reform, how immigration impacts our daily lives and the responsibilities of the countries of origin.

Update-1 is a production of the NPC's Broadcast Committee. It provides a forum for listeners to learn about newsworthy stories, many originating from the National Press Club or involving Club members. To hear the show, click here.

All podcasts can be found on the Club website, either on the home page or by clicking on Multimedia and then Podcast. The podcasts also are on iTunes.

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