Episode 103: New Year/No Walls

Immigration is the subject of major debate in the United States. Given the ongoing myths surrounding the topic, Ty and Daphne decided to tackle questions, concerns, and misconceptions about immigration in the United States. The hosts begin by reflecting on the start of the new decade (00:30) and sharing their 2020 resolutions (2:05). They then dive into the topic and discuss the history of race and immigration in the United States (7:19), the role of the U.S. government in shaping the current “immigration crisis” (16:33), and the U.S immigration quota system (24:07). Ty and Daphne then turn their attention to NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) (27:40). In addition to providing insight into NAFTA’s provisions, they also discuss the policy’s effectiveness (31:40), its impact on Mexico’s economy (33:40), and how it affected the environment (38:20). The hosts also discuss the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), its potential impact on each country involved (39:20), and Pharma provisions within the policy (48:57). The hosts close by discussing myths and misconceptions about immigration and the economy (50:18), how the broken immigration system makes it difficult for immigrants to “do it the right way” (57:35), and the relationship between immigration and crime (1:03:19).


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