Episode

2/25 How America’s Lawless Immigration Regime Threatens Us All w/ Elizabeth F. Cohen

February 25, 2020

Syracuse University Professor of Political Science, Elizabeth F. Cohen, joins the Majority Report to discuss her new book, Illegal: How America’s Lawless Immigration Regime Threatens Us AllIn it, Cohen chronicles the past century’s history of immigration, white nationalism, and the militarization of the border in the 1980s.

On today’s show: Pope of the Jews Ben Shapiro calls Bernie a JINO.

Elizabeth F. Cohen joins the Majority Report to discuss her new book, Illegal: How America’s Lawless Immigration Regime Threatens Us All. The Trump administration has intensified the persecution of immigrants to a fever pitch in recent years. In this book, Cohen traces the history of immigration restrictions in the US and the factors driving them, from the Johnson-Reed Act of 1924, to the Hart-Celler Act of 1965, to the War on Drugs, to the post-9/11 era. She ends with some recommendations on how to improve immigration policy.

On the fun half: Mindy comes out for Bernie! Pete Buttigieg (or maybe Bane) calls in. Buttigieg copies Obama’s speeches. Joe Biden closes speech in SC saying he’s running for Senate. Jason Johnson says “oligarch” is hoity-toity language. Jason Johnson’s oligarch list w/ net worth. Jason Johnson tells Nina Turner Bloomberg doesn’t deserve the “oligarch” label. Tucker says corona virus will kill more people because of “wokeness.” Bernie defends Cuba remarks, admires Castro’s literacy program, disavows authoritarianism. Obama makes positive remarks about Cuba, Castro. Mike from PA dispels notions of a contested convention.

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