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Is illegal immigration really a threat to our society? Are the 95 million people outside of the workforce being kept jobless because illegal immigrants are stealing their jobs? Should we be arresting people in courthouses because they arrive on our shores illegally? Inside this weeks podcast I answer these questions. However, I encourage you to further educate yourself on a complex topic, one which is grossly oversimplified.

 

Research: 

  1. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/03/27/where-americas-undocumented-immigrants-work/?utm_term=.4d8812560465
  2. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/magazine/do-illegal-immigrants-actually-hurt-the-us-economy.html
  3. https://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2017/02/07/us-job-openings-static-hirings-increase-thats-one-strong-jobs-market/#79846d2b5ec8
  4. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/02/16/this-is-really-unprecedented-ice-detains-woman-seeking-domestic-abuse-protection-at-texas-courthouse/?utm_term=.6acd13dd6492

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I am for freedom of religion, & against all maneuvres to bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect over another: for freedom of the press, & against all violations of the constitution to silence by force & not by reason the complaints or criticisms, just or unjust, of our citizens against the conduct of their agents.

Jan 26, 1799 Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Elbridge Gerry

Research:

 

  1. http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/biographies/elbridge-gerry/
  2. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/business/media/stephen-bannon-trump-news-media.html?_r=0
  3. https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005131
  4. https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005214

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This country was built on the backs of the immigrants. the freedoms we hold dear were bought with the precious blood of Patriots. This country is not Donald Trumps business. this country is not his to run however he so pleases. This is our country and we do not answer to the President, he answers to us. If the price for allowing others an opportunity at the same freedoms I hold so dearly is the potential of death, it is a price I will willingly pay.

Research:

 

  1. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/07/19/5-facts-about-the-muslim-population-in-europe/
  2. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/01/29/trump-asked-for-a-muslim-ban-giuliani-says-and-ordered-a-commission-to-do-it-legally/?utm_term=.d1f1628047dc
  3. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/11/09/exit-polls-show-white-evangelicals-voted-overwhelmingly-for-donald-trump/?utm_term=.34afcd897b7f