12 episodes

“The Case For Immigration” podcast explores issues in American history, economics, political philosophy, and culture and argues that large-scale immigration benefits Americans across income levels and strengthens American culture. The podcast argues that cuts to current immigration levels would leave America weaker, smaller, less innovative, less optimistic, less religious, and less able to meet its fiscal obligations. The podcast is hosted by Nathan Brown, an immigration lawyer in Fresno, California.

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“The Case For Immigration” podcast explores issues in American history, economics, political philosophy, and culture and argues that large-scale immigration benefits Americans across income levels and strengthens American culture. The podcast argues that cuts to current immigration levels would leave America weaker, smaller, less innovative, less optimistic, less religious, and less able to meet its fiscal obligations. The podcast is hosted by Nathan Brown, an immigration lawyer in Fresno, California.

    Government's Constitutional Hall Pass Against Immigrants

    Government's Constitutional Hall Pass Against Immigrants

    I recently spoke with constitutional scholar, Professor Ilya Somin, about how courts often allow the government to infringe immigrants’ basic rights (such as free speech, freedom of religion, and equal protection) in a way they would never allow against US citizens.

    Professor Somin’s forthcoming book: https://www.amazon.com/Free-Move-Migration-Political-Freedom/dp/0190054581/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=ilya+somin&qid=1582529358&sr=8-1

    • 52 min
    Talking to Immigration Skeptics

    Talking to Immigration Skeptics

    I recently spoke with Robert Haglund, a marketing expert, former intelligence analyst for the Air Force, and producer for conservative talk shows. Robbie is also editor of this podcast. 

    We talked about his experience training U.S. military personnel to negotiate with Iraqi tribal leaders, the challenges of cross-cultural dialogue, how cultural divisions in the US affect the immigration debate, and the importance of intellectual honesty in building trust with people with different political opinions. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Immigrants Sending "Our" Money Overseas?

    Immigrants Sending "Our" Money Overseas?

    I recently an entertaining and thought-provoking conversation with economist David Henderson about whether immigrants have the right to do what they want with the money they earn at work, the large sums of money immigrants in the United States send to their families in their home countries in the form of remittances, Trump's proposals to stop or tax these remittances, and the idea of selling visas as a way to cut the deficit. 

    Professor Henderson's blog: https://www.econlib.org/author/dhenderson/

    • 43 min
    9. Bryan Caplan on Open Borders

    9. Bryan Caplan on Open Borders

    In this episode, economist and New York Times best selling author Bryan Caplan argues that open borders would strengthen the American economy, reinforce the best aspects of our culture, and be consistent with our most common moral world views. 

    His recent book, Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration, is available here: https://www.amazon.com/Open-Borders-Science-Ethics-Immigration/dp/1250316960

    • 55 min
    8. The War On The Irish Poor

    8. The War On The Irish Poor

    I recently spoke with Hidetaka Hirota, an historian of American immigration and deportation law, about the thousands of Irish immigrants deported and excluded from Massachusetts and New York in the first half of the 1800s, and how these two states' immigration bureaucracies served as models for future federal immigration agencies.  

    • 52 min
    7. Immigration & the American Worker

    7. Immigration & the American Worker

    Labor economist Geovanni Peri explains how immigration affects American workers, whether it pushes American workers to acquire new skills and education, whether immigration creates winners and losers, how it affects federal and state budgets, how the influx of nearly 100,000 Cuban refugees in 1980 affected the Miami job market, and how the Arizona crackdown in the 2000s affected the job market and agricultural production there. 

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

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Examines and Explains

Nathan Brown does a phenomenal job of explaining a topic that brings anxiety and confusion to most. We all have feelings on immigration but most of us don’t have a real understanding of what it means and how it is applied in the country and how it was applied over the years. I learned so much and it has a powerful message. Well done

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