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As Global Refugee Numbers Swell, Trump Targets Salvadorans in US

President Donald Trump surprised both supporters and detractors Tuesday when he seemed to endorse an immigration deal that would eventually let millions of undocumented immigrants become citizens. 

The move comes just a day after the White House announced that nearly 200,000 Salvadorans who have been in the country for more than a decade must leave. 

To help us put this week’s news into perspective, we speak with Karen AbuZayd, Commissioner of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria at the United Nations; and Juliet Sorensen, a professor of international law at Northwestern University, where she directs an initiative in Lebanon working on health and human rights for Syrian refugees. 

Both are part of a panel Wednesday at the Chicago Council of Global Affairs called “Refugees, Migrants and People on the Move.” It is open to the public.  

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