Washington Journal 01/14/2019 CATO's Alex Nowrasteh discusses "special interest aliens," Assn for Career & Technical Education's Stephen DeWitt discusses workforce training, and American Federation of Government Employees' Jacqueline Simon discusses the shutdown.

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    7:00 AM EST

    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines and social media were open for comments on the question, "How is the government shutdown affecting you? The federal government was in day 24 of a shutdown over President Trump’s demand for funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

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    8:03 AM EST

    Alex Nowrasteh on "Special Interest Aliens" and Border Security

    Alex Nowrasteh talked about the class of migrants known as “special interest aliens” and their role in the Trump administration’s effort to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

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    8:40 AM EST

    Open Phones, Part 2

    Telephone lines and social media were open for comments on a question about the government shutdown over President Trump’s demand for funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall: “What should be the compromise?” At the time of this program, the federal government had been shut down for 24 days, the longest shutdown in U.S. history.

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    9:02 AM EST

    Stephen DeWitt on Workforce Training

    Association for Career and Technical Education’s Stephen DeWitt discussed workforce training.

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    9:32 AM EST

    Jacque Simon on Government Shutdown Impact on Federal Employees

    Jacque Simon of the American Federation of Government Employees talked about the impact of the government shutdown on federal workers.