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Episode 20: Undocumented Immigrants: Our Neighbors, Our Community & Our Wealth

In Audio, Economy, Podcast, Politics by Jonathan Tasini0 Comments

The numbers and the passion show it: undocumented immigrants, the vast majority of whom have lived in the country for over a decade, are part of the fabric of communities everywhere. I speak with one expert, Lisa Christensen Gee of the Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy, who tallied up the billions of dollars undocumented immigrants contribute to every local economy.

I also caught up with a friend from the Bernie Sanders campaign trail, Cesar Vargas, a national leader for immigrant rights who is not only a bar-admitted lawyer but lives his activist and professional life with undocumented status himself.

And we wrap up crowning Paul Ryan and his gang Robber Barons of the week for their putrid proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which will make millions of people sicker and cause people to die because they can’t afford health care coverage.

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