Flashpoint 6/24/18: Asylum crisis, US-China trade war, and politics in school curriculum

Watch Flashpoint at 10 a.m. on Local 4

By Devin Scillian - Anchor

DETROIT - Flashpoint on Sunday (6/24/18) focuses on the asylum crisis dominating headlines this week, focusing on the difference between asylum seekers and illegal immigrants. 

The show will also look at a looming trade war with China, and what role state politicians should play in public school curriculum. 

Watch the episode below.

Related stories to Sunday's topics: 

Grand Rapids agency helps migrant kids separated from families (WOODTV) 

US announces tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods (CNN)

How Trump's tariff fight with China could draw in the world's oil powers (CBC) 

History gets a conservative twist in Michigan social studies standards (Bridge) 

Scheduled guests include: 

  • Margo Schlanger, University of Michigan law professor
  • Deb Drennen, executive director of Freedom House
  • Migladys Bermudez, site attorney for Justice for Our Neighbors
  • Stephen Henderson from WDET's Detroit Today
  • Chastity Pratt-Dawsey from Bridge Magazine
  • Randy Richardville, former Michigan State Senate majority leader
  • Dennis Cowan, head of government affairs for Plunkett Cooney and former mayor of Royal Oak

Flashpoint is hosted by WDIV Local 4 anchor Devin Scillian. Watch Flashpoint on WDIV at 10 a.m. on Sundays.


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