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A Legal Crisis in Immigration

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In this episode of New Ideal Live, Onkar Ghate and Agustina Vergara Cid discuss the state of the immigration debate between Democrats and Republicans. They show how both parties appeal to fear and collectivism in their opposition to immigration, and explain why a proper solution to the border crisis requires policies that favor free economic migration.

Among the topics covered:

  • How both Democrats and Republicans are hostile to immigration;
  • How the rights of American citizens are infringed by the immigration system;
  • How Americans, individually, welcome immigrants despite political fearmongering;
  • Biden’s unserious focus on tougher security over free economic migration;
  • Why a concern with individual criminals entering the country is not an argument for restricting legal immigration;
  • The calculated dishonesty of Senator Katie Britt’s response to Biden’s State of the Union Address;
  • Why Americans should work hard to protect their own thinking from tribalism.

The podcast was recorded on March 21, 2024. Listen and subscribe from your mobile device on Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, Spotify or Stitcher. Watch archived podcasts here.


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Ricardo Pinto

Ricardo Pinto, BA in philosophy, is a junior fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute.

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