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Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman

Immigration: Should We Change the Rules? (#143)

Guest: Pia Orrenius, author Beside the Golden Door Immigration, legal and otherwise, is a hot-button issue in America. Changing the rules about who is welcome to come to our shores - rolling out the welcome mat for more highly skilled workers, and rolling it up for the extended family members of immigrants already here will lead to a stronger American economy, according to author Pia Orrenius. She examines this idea in her new book, Beside the Golden Door, co-authored with Madeline Zavodny. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: From the producers of "Think Tank with Ben Wattenburg," Ideas in Action with Jim Glassman is a new half-hour weekly series on ideas and their consequences. Each edition of Ideas in Action presents a discussion of trends, conditions, and ideas behind the week's headlines. In the tradition of the long-running PBS series Think Tank, the program limits itself to one topic per half-hour edition in order to go deeper into a subject than the average TV show. Viewers engage with a diverse group of economists, historians, anthropologists, political scientists, demographers, and social philosophers, as well as authorities from many other disciplines.

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