Fault Lines: Beijing and America’s Broken Immigration System

Lester Munson
Thursday, July 16, 2020, 1:47 PM

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Hong Kong’s National Security Law went into effect and information continues to flow out about the genocide in Xinjiang. At home, American universities tangle with ICE while the U.S. Agency for Global Media is letting visas for foreign journalists working for Voice of America expire. How can the U.S. push back against Beijing’s continued consolidation of power? Should residents of Hong Kong be granted asylum in the United States? How does this play into the larger immigration issues bubbling up during the pandemic? All these questions and more answered in this week’s Fault Lines.

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Lester Munson is Vice President, International at BGR Group, a leading government relations firm in Washington, D.C., where he consults with foreign governments, corporations, and advocacy groups. Lester joined BGR Group after a 26-year career on Capitol Hill and in the Executive Branch. He was most recently Staff Director of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He also serves as adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University and as a principal on the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network.

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