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Immigrant Song

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Immigrant Song is a podcast on the subject of immigration in the United States, hosted by Robert Stribley. In each episode we’ll discuss a specific and timely topic on the subject of immigration. You’ll hear facts and figures but also interviews with people who are experts or who’ve been affected by our immigration laws. If you like what you hear, feel free to support the podcast on Patreon. Your support will help make this a better project, whether it means purchasing better equipment to record the facts or traveling to hunt them down in person. For more information visit patreon.com/immigrantsong. You can also follow this project on Twitter and Facebook.

Immigrant Song is a podcast on the subject of immigration in the United States, hosted by Robert Stribley. In each episode we’ll discuss a specific and timely topic on the subject of immigration. You’ll hear facts and figures but also interviews with people who are experts or who’ve been affected by our immigration laws. If you like what you hear, feel free to support the podcast on Patreon. Your support will help make this a better project, whether it means purchasing better equipment to record the facts or traveling to hunt them down in person. For more information visit patreon.com/immigrantsong. You can also follow this project on Twitter and Facebook.

Location:

United States

Description:

Immigrant Song is a podcast on the subject of immigration in the United States, hosted by Robert Stribley. In each episode we’ll discuss a specific and timely topic on the subject of immigration. You’ll hear facts and figures but also interviews with people who are experts or who’ve been affected by our immigration laws. If you like what you hear, feel free to support the podcast on Patreon. Your support will help make this a better project, whether it means purchasing better equipment to record the facts or traveling to hunt them down in person. For more information visit patreon.com/immigrantsong. You can also follow this project on Twitter and Facebook.

Language:

English


Episodes

Immigrant Song - Chain Migration Is Just Immigration

4/3/2020
In this episode we’ll examine how some anti-immigrant voices have popularized the term “chain migration” to stigmatize immigrant families and we’ll discuss how, in fact, chain migration is just … immigration. If you like what you hear, consider supporting the podcast on Patreon. Your support will help make this a better project. For more information visit patreon.com/immigrantsong. You can also follow this project on Twitter or on Facebook. Just search for “immigrant song.” Our opening music...

Duration:00:20:21

Common Questions About Undocumented Immigrants

3/9/2020
In this episode we discuss some common but significant questions I often receive on the subject of illegal immigration and undocumented immigrants. If you like what you hear, consider supporting the podcast on Patreon. Your support will help make this a better project. For more information visit patreon.com/immigrantsong. You can also follow this project on Twitter or on Facebook. Just search for “immigrant song.” Our opening music is “Wildness” by Serj Anto. With interstitial and closing...

Duration:00:09:48

Immigrants Aren’t Stealing Your Benefits

2/23/2020
In this episode we discuss myths and misinformation about immigrants supposedly stealing Americans’ benefits. In short, they’re not. In fact, they often pay taxes and help pay for our benefits, which they typically can’t receive. If you like what you hear, consider supporting the podcast on Patreon. Your support will help make this a better project. For more information visit patreon.com/immigrantsong. You can also follow this project on Twitter or on Facebook. Just search for “immigrant...

Duration:00:13:32

What Happens To A Dreamer Deferred?

11/27/2019
In this episode we’ll ask What Happens to a Dreamer Deferred? This episode will be a little more personal, as I compare my own experience as an immigrant to this country to those who are undocumented immigrants. If you like what you hear, consider supporting the podcast on Patreon. Your support will help make this a better project. For more information visit patreon.com/immigrantsong. You can also follow this project on Twitter or on Facebook. Just search for “immigrant song.” Our opening...

Duration:00:10:29

The Immigration Industrial Complex

11/24/2019
In this episode we examine the question, "What is the immigration industrial complex?" We’ll learn how maintaining a flow of undocumented immigrants in and out of the United States means big money for many companies. We’ll also hear from Tanya Golash-Boza, author of the book, Deported: Policing Immigrants, Disposable Labor and Global Capitalism. If you like what you hear, consider supporting the podcast on Patreon. Your support will help make this a better project. For more information visit...

Duration:00:28:54

The Language Of Illegal Immigration

3/18/2019
In this episode we discuss the language of “illegal immigration” in the United States and, specifically, why the way we speak about undocumented or unauthorized immigrants matters. Our opening music is “Mexico City Blues II” by Los Negretes. Our closing music is A Meditation on Flight by Alpen. With interstitial music by Podington Bear. All songs are featured via a Creative Commons license. Thanks to Bob Maynard for the idea to profile an immigrant. Narrated and produced by Robert Stribley...

Duration:00:22:54

Undocumented Immigrant Does Not Equal Violent Criminal

1/25/2019
In this episode, we take a fact-based look at how rhetoric and data are misused in attempts to convince the public that these immigrants are violent criminals. In fact, immigrants, including undocumented immigrants, are less likely to commit violent crimes or to be found in jail. You’ll hear excerpts from my interview with Walter Ewing of the American Immigration Council on the topic, too. If you like what you hear, consider supporting the podcast on Patreon. Your support will help make this...

Duration:00:20:46

There Is No Illegal Immigrant Crisis

1/17/2019
Welcome to a new podcast on the subject of immigration in the United States. It’s called Immigrant Song and it’s hosted by Robert Stribley. In each episode we’ll discuss a specific and timely topic on the subject of immigration. You’ll hear facts and figures but also interviews with people who are experts or who’ve been affected by our immigration laws. The topic of our first episode: There is no illegal immigration crisis. A fact-based review of the myths about undocumented immigration in...

Duration:00:15:33