Episode 5: Immigration


Host Sammy Ross and guest Alex Alpharaoh dive into the topic of Immigration.  Immigration is part of the founding of this country, and on this episode we will be discussing the land of the “melting pot,” why immigration is currently such a hot-button issue, and how we can create more empathy for those looking for a better life in “the land of the free.”

 

For Bonus content where Alex Alpharaoh further discusses DACA, growing up undocumented, as well as a bit about his autobiographical one man show “WET: A DACAmented Journey,” please visit: https://www.patreon.com/ThisisNotaHandout

For more information about the show, please visit: https://www.thisisnotahandout.com

 

Resources:

For a full timeline of the United States Immigration History: https://www.history.com/topics/immigration/immigration-united-states-timeline

For more on the Holocaust, and America’s Anti-Immigration Policy: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/1/27/14412082/refugees-history-holocaust

For more on the current administration refugee policy cuts: https://www.npr.org/2018/12/27/680308538/2018-was-a-year-of-drastic-cuts-to-u-s-refugee-admissions 

For more on gangs and their history in both North and South America: https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/cfr/international/20050501faessay84310_arana.html 

For a more in-depth timeline of US intervention in Latin American Politics: https://apnews.com/2ded14659982426c9b2552827734be83 

For more on Operation Wetback: https://www.history.com/news/operation-wetback-eisenhower-1954-deportation 

For an explanation on NAFTA: https://www.inc.com/encyclopedia/north-american-free-trade-agreement-nafta.html#:~:text=The%20North%20American%20Free%20Trade,%3B%20NAFTA%20broadened%20that%20arrangement

For a look into an in-depth Chiquita Banana history think-piece: https://medium.com/@FeunFooPermaKra/the-red-on-yellow-chiquitas-banana-colonialism-in-latin-america-1ca178af7616 

For more on Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Rigoberta Menchú: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/1992/tum/biographical/ 

For more on how the United States immigration system works: https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/research/how-united-states-immigration-system-works 

For more on the cost to file to immigrate to the United States: https://myrawealth.com/insights/financial-planning-for-the-costs-of-immigrating-to-the-us#:~:text=Becoming%20a%20U.S.%20permanent%20resident,somewhere%20between%20%244%2C000%20and%20%2411%2C300

For more on the Green Card Lottery: https://www.investopedia.com/articles/personal-finance/021116/how-green-card-lottery-really-works.asf

For more on the Syrian refugee crisis: https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/the-us-has-slashed-its-refugee-intake-syrians-fleeing-war-are-most-affected/2019/05/07/f764e57c-678f-11e9-a1b6-b29b90efa879_story.html 

For more information on DACA and Dreamers: https://www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-strategies/table-talk/what-is-daca-and-who-are-the-dreamers 

For more on DACA application requirements: https://www.uscis.gov/archive/consideration-of-deferred-action-for-childhood-arrivals-daca 

For an extensive list on the Trump administration’s discriminatory policies: https://civilrights.org/trump-rollbacks/ 

To learn more about what happened to the homes of Japanese Americans during the time of the Japanese Internment Camps:  https://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/japanese-american-houses 

For more on the “Churro Lady” incident in the New York City subway: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/11/nyregion/churro-lady-subway-arrest.html 

For more on the Trump administration’s new rulings on how to apply for asylum: https://www.npr.org/2019/07/15/741769333/u-s-sets-new-asylum-rule-telling-potential-refugees-to-apply-elsewhere 

For more on the Trump Administration proposed asylum fees: https://www.humanrightsfirst.org/press-release/human-rights-first-denounces-new-fees-asylum-united-states 

What to do if ICE boards your Greyhound bus: https://www.aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/ice-and-border-patrol-abuses/one-woman-who-knew-her-rights-forced-border 

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