KQED: Sen. Padilla on the Presidential Debate, Immigration, Two Years Since Dobbs

By Marisa Lagos

U.S. Senator Alex Padilla was sworn in to represent California in January 2021. Since then, he’s made a name as an outspoken advocate for immigration reform and reproductive rights — someone who’s not afraid to take on his own party over their rightward lurch on border policy. Senator Padilla joins Marisa just moments before the first 2024 presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump and shares what he’s hoping to see in the debate.

Listen to the full interview here.