First, thousands of migrants leave their countries in search of safety or a better life, but many are abducted, enslaved or disappeared never to be seen again. We ll talk w/ an award-winning journalist who documented the lives of Central American migrants and the life-threatening dangers they faced.  [ dur: 25 mins. ]

  • Oscar Martinez, author, journalist. Author of The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging the Narcos on the Migrant Trail.


We then dig deeper into the world of migration, and the systems and policies that perpetuate many of the inhumane conditions. [ dur: 30 mins. ]

  • Kevin Johnson is Dean and  Professor of Public Interest Law at UC Davis School of Law. He has co-authored., Opening the Floodgates: Why America Needs to Rethink Its Borders and Immigration Laws, and authored Immigration Law and the US-Mexico Border.
  • David Shirk is Associate  Professor of Political Science and International, and Director of the Justice in Mexico Project, at University of San Diego. He has co-authored, Drug Violence in Mexico: Data and Analysis Through 2013, Armed with Impunity: Curbing Military Human Rights Abuses in Mexico, and Contemporary Mexican Politics.
  • David Kyle is professor of Sociology at University of California, Davis. His publications include, Global Human Smuggling: Comparative Perspectives, and Transnational Peasants: Migrations, Networks and Ethnicity in Andean Ecuador.

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