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The Case For Immigration

Feb 5, 2021

I recently spoke with immigration activist, Sergio Cortes. He runs a media project called uSpark, focusing on California's Central Valley. Sergio talks about how the aggressive immigration policies of the last four years affected immigrants in California's Central Valley.


Feb 2, 2021

In this episode, Alex Nowrasteh, an immigration policy analyst at the Cato Insitute, joins us to discuss his recently released book "Wretched Refuse? The Political Economy of Immigration and Institutions." We cover a range of topics including immigrants' trust in host country institutions, their impact on...


Jan 27, 2021

Jonathan Haggerty joins us to talk about the most effective ways for the U.S. to enforce its immigration laws. He explains how harsh immigration enforcement is less effective at catching dangerous criminals and contrasts the Trump Administration's approach with its predecessors. We then discuss the politics of...


Jan 11, 2021

We recently spoke with history professor Johann Neem about his recent article Unbecoming American, which was featured in the Hedgehog Review. Professor Neem describes his family's experience immigrating from India and argues that recent tropes attempting to reduce American identity to nothing more than whiteness make it...


Nov 29, 2020

In this episode, we chat with Daniel Di Martino, a politically conservative international student from Venezuela and Ph.D. candidate in economics at Columbia University. Daniel recounts his experience growing up in Venezuela and shares his perspective on the nation's ongoing economic and political turmoil. Daniel...