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Connections: The immigration debate

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When we talk about DACA, building a wall, and immigration policy, what are we really talking about? Will Wilkinson from the Niskanen Center in Washington has an idea. He says the immigration debate is actually about whether Latinos are considered “real Americans.” He says that liberal pluralists in this country have sort of dithered, while white nationalism is on the move; nativism, as far as the White House, is helping to set policy.

Wilkinson says it’s time for liberal pluralists to get off the sidelines and fight for multiculturalism, to talk about history in more realistic terms, and to fight for better policies. Our panel discusses these issues and immigration policy. Our guests:

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