Episode

6/29 The Deportation Machine: America’s Long History of Expelling Immigrants w/ Adam Goodman

June 29, 2020

Sam hosts Adam Goodman, assistant professor of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago, to discuss his new book, The Deportation Machine: America’s Long History of Expelling Immigrants

On today’s show: Mike Huckabee says you can only blame Trump for Covid if US mismanaged response and pretended it wasn’t serious.

Sam hosts Adam Goodman, assistant professor of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago, to discuss his new book, The Deportation Machine: America’s Long History of Expelling ImmigrantsAnti-immigrant politics have taken center stage in the age of Trump. In this book, Goodman tracks the history of anti-immigrant politics and deportations in the US, from the anti-Chinese laws of the 1920s, to the treatment of Mexican migrants as guest-workers to be exploited but never accepted, to the rise of exclusionary policies targeting Mexicans via a system of formal deportations, “voluntary” departures, and self-deportations. The goal: to blame “the other” for economic problems and exert discipline over migrant labor.

On the fun half: MAY 20: Hannity says Florida and Texas got it right, media owes them an apology. Dan Crenshaw and Brian Kilmeade blame Covid spike on BLM protests. Doctor shows masks do not cause hypoxia. Asked about White House’s “do as I say, not as I do” Covid policy, Mike Pence says Trump rallies are about freedom of assembly. Dallas Baptist church choir sing without masks during service that featured Mike Pence. Dallas woman throws a no-mask fit at grocery store, emptying her cart before checkout. St. Lucie Co. Florida man says mask ordinance is attempting to “muzzle” him. Dave Rubin admits he’s asked Rogan’s team “a bajillion” times to have him back on JRE & gotten no response. Nathan Robinson & Glenn Greenwald on authentic politics, populism, Sagaar & Krystal Ball. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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