Immigration has been the theme of the 2018 campaign season, but not because the majority of voters named it their top priority, but because President Trump dug into false claims and scare tactics about immigrants as his midterm strategy. This week, his Justice Department took things a step further, asking the Supreme Court for an immediate review of its effort to end DACA, the Obama-era program that protects undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children from being deported.
The Trump administration first tried to end DACA a year ago, but three federal circuit courts barred them from doing so. Now, with appeals pending, the administration is looking to fast-track the ruling, which will ultimately decide the futures of more than 600,000 young people.
Jim Braude was joined by writer and actor Alex Alpharaoh, who created a one-man show called "WET: A DACAmented Journey," about his experience as an undocumented immigrant who has built a life in the United States.