Nearly every day we're seeing and hearing tragic stories of refugees dying as they desperately attempt to find a new life in Europe. But in the midst of the chaos, there is a lot of confusion and a lot of misconceptions.
Human trafficking is causing deaths in the Mediterranean, with 300 drowning last week according to the U.N. We also look at two films hitting Chicago this week, including one nominated for an Academy Award. Finally, Nari Safavi shares his weekend passport.
Syrian and Iraqi refugees are pouring into Europe to escape ongoing conflicts in their countries. We'll discuss how Europe has been handling the influx with Elizabeth Collett, director of Migration Policy Institute Europe.
We talk with Mexico scholar John Ackerman about the potential consequences of a PRI comeback in Mexico. Then, Father Alejandro Solalinde, a Mexican priest and migrant advocate who fled the country after receiving death threats, tells us why he left – and why he plans to return.
Many describe Alejandro Solalinde as a voice for justice, crying in the wilderness for migrants from Central America and Mexico. This has been especially true since he made it clear he is willing to die for this cause.