Reporter's Deep Dive Finds A Broken Immigration System
In her four years covering immigration for The San Diego Union-Tribune, reporter Kate Morrissey has seen great anguish and despair.
She has documented not only the politics that surround immigration, but the ravages of COVID-19 in the Otay Mesa Detention Center, the plight of Cameroonians deported back to their home country, and the fate of young people hoping for a renewal of the DACA program.
Her latest in-depth report examines how the U.S. asylum system, meant to offer immigrants facing repression and even death at home a place of safety on this side of the border, is broken nearly to the point of non-existence.
Morrissey talked with KPBS Midday Edition's Maureen Cavanaugh about how a re-imagining of asylum might work.