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The Case For Immigration

Oct 7, 2019

I recently spoke with Hidetaka Hirota, an historian of American immigration and deportation law, about the thousands of Irish immigrants deported and excluded from Massachusetts and New York in the first half of the 1800s, and how these two states' immigration bureaucracies served as models for future federal...


Aug 17, 2019

Labor economist Geovanni Peri explains how immigration affects American workers, whether it pushes American workers to acquire new skills and education, whether immigration creates winners and losers, how it affects federal and state budgets, how the influx of nearly 100,000 Cuban refugees in 1980 affected the Miami...


Jul 24, 2019

What is "throwaway culture"? Are we too comfortable treating resources, and even people, as disposable? How do we overcome the throwaway habit?

I recently spoke with Charlie Camosy about how "throwaway culture" affects current American immigration policy and debate. He explains how throwaway culture has infected leaders...


May 22, 2019

I recently talked with philosophy professor Andrew Fiala about immigration and “Life-Boat Ethics”, whether the economy is a zero-sum game, the controversy over if and how much immigrants hurt low-income Americans, what’s wrong with the argument that we have too many immigrants, John Locke and whether we can...


May 8, 2019

I recently spoke with human rights legal scholar Silas Allard about asylum. Silas is the Managing Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. 

He argues that we should stop thinking that it's merely an act of charity when the United States grants asylum to a person fleeing persecution....