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Biden Polls Well 100 Days In On All But Immigration

Immigration Protest
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Vanessa Garcia, of Palm Beach County, Fla., joins supporters of immigration reform as they march asking for a path to citizenship and an end to detentions and deportations, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

On River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with political analysts Rene Rocha of the University of Iowa and Jonathan Hassid of Iowa State University to preview President Biden's speech to a joint session of Congress Wednesday night.

They examine polling on Biden's performance that shows most Americans approve of the administration's handling of the pandemic and other issues — with one notable exception. Most disapprove of Biden's handling of immigration and the flow of migrants to the U.S.-Mexico border. Kieffer, Rocha and Hassid discuss how the number of migrants at the border today compares with migration before the pandemic.

Guests:
Rene Rocha, professor of political science, University of Iowa
Jonathan Hassid, associate professor of political science, Iowa State University

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Katherine Perkins is IPR's Program Director for News and Talk