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How Should America Deal With Immigration?

Posted in Salon Episodes with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2008 by Rick Vanderslice

This salon was recorded Sunday, August 24, 2008 at the famous Buli Cafe on the Cedar Springs Strip in Dallas. After you listen to our conversation today, chances are good, you won’t be satisfied with where we had to leave things, due to time limitations. There just aren’t simple and easy answers or solutions to the question: How Should America Deal With Immigration? The government admits they don’t really know how many illegal immigrants are here. The estimates range from 12 to 20 million people, now, in our country. Most experts agree that there are far more illegal immigrants, in whatever the true total numbers may be, than legal immigrants. Are they taking jobs that Americans will not do? Is this wave different from the other immigration waves in the past? The Irish. The Italians, The Jews, The Chinese. Do we still believe in that grand offer of welcome to the peoples of the world represented by the Statue of Liberty? Are things different today? Who are the winners and who are the losers? Joining host RICK VANDERSLICE around the square table in the cafes Library Nook to make an honest attempt to better see and understand the many dimensions to this issue are 3 very considerate people: writer/blogger/poet RJ JACKSON: social/political observer ROY CALHOUN; and writer/political activist/podcaster JOHN SELIG

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