The Nation Speaks (April 3): What Happens After Crossing the Border; Inside Biden’s Infrastructure Plan; GOP States Push Back on Fed Bailout

The crisis at the southern border is getting more intense by the day. In March, Border Patrol caught at least 150,000 people crossing illegally—50,000 more than in February. Facilities are overcrowded, and Border Patrol agents are overwhelmed.

But there’s a lot more to this story, like how exactly so many people are making it to the U.S.–Mexico border, and what happens to them next. Two guests give us great insight into these questions: Todd Bensman, senior national security fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies; and Anita Teekah, senior director of the Anti-Trafficking Program at Safe Horizon.

President Joe Biden unveiled his $2.5 trillion infrastructure plan this week, saying it will modernize America’s transportation infrastructure. But Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) calls it a “Trojan horse for far-left demands.” Here to help explain what that means is Sarah Anderson, director of policy at FreedomWorks.

The recently passed $1.9 trillion stimulus package, the American Rescue Plan, is over 600 pages and chock-full of implications most Americans will never hear about. One such provision being fought by Republican states relates to the strings attached for states when they accept bailout money from the federal government. Joining us to discuss the implications of this is Chris Jacobs, founder and CEO of Juniper Research Group.

And in America Q&A, we ask Americans across the country what they think about criminal cartels profiting from smuggling people across the southern border; and what they think about vaccine passports.