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In these divided times, immigration has become one of the most important challenges facing our nation. Histrionics have ruled the day and started a firestorm of debate on the issue. The debate has largely been ground down to buzzwords and short news segments that fail to dive deep in a way that facilitates real change and leaves the vast majority of Americans no place to begin the real work of finding solutions. Rational Middle is working to change that by providing a holistic view through conversations with thought leaders, legislators, business owners, and citizens which can help us find common ground in the larger immigration debate for both comprehensive reform and single issues.

In these divided times, immigration has become one of the most important challenges facing our nation. Histrionics have ruled the day and started a firestorm of debate on the issue. The debate has largely been ground down to buzzwords and short news segments that fail to dive deep in a way that facilitates real change and leaves the vast majority of Americans no place to begin the real work of finding solutions. Rational Middle is working to change that by providing a holistic view through conversations with thought leaders, legislators, business owners, and citizens which can help us find common ground in the larger immigration debate for both comprehensive reform and single issues.
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In these divided times, immigration has become one of the most important challenges facing our nation. Histrionics have ruled the day and started a firestorm of debate on the issue. The debate has largely been ground down to buzzwords and short news segments that fail to dive deep in a way that facilitates real change and leaves the vast majority of Americans no place to begin the real work of finding solutions. Rational Middle is working to change that by providing a holistic view through conversations with thought leaders, legislators, business owners, and citizens which can help us find common ground in the larger immigration debate for both comprehensive reform and single issues.

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Episodes

Origin Story: What is Rational Middle of Immigration?

11/14/2019
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Take a trip down memory lane to the beginnings of this decade-long experiment called the Rational Middle, which was founded to create meaningful dialogues around contentious issues, and how immigration was selected as our second intensive topic.

Duration:00:29:29

Theresa Cardinal Brown on Solutions for the Undocumented

11/6/2019
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On this week's episode, Loren sits down with Theresa Cardinal Brown of the Bipartisan Policy Center to discuss why we fear immigrants, particularly undocumented ones, and what the realistic solutions might be.

Duration:00:28:31

Congressman Dan Crenshaw on Border Security, Work Visas, and Political Football

10/23/2019
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Known for his hardline stances, Republican Congressman and former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw sits down with us to discuss his perspective on how to address the challenge of illegal border crossings, asylum cases, the long lines for legal immigration, and how politics contributes to stasis on these issues.

Duration:00:24:21

Yael Ross on Children, Immigration, Education, and Economy

10/15/2019
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Yael Ross is a Center Director at Children at Risk, a Texas-based research and advocacy group that aims to use data to make the case for investment in and preservation of rights for New American Children - both documented and undocumented.

Duration:00:20:58

Immigration and the American Workforce with Stan Marek

10/8/2019
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Stan Marek, an influential voice in the Houston business community, discusses his trials and tribulations in building a company, finding laborers, following the law, and what he thinks what we could do better as a country to make it easier to fill job vacancies and grow the American economy.

Duration:00:23:18

Origins and Myths of Immigration with David Bier

9/11/2019
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We sit down with David Bier, immigration and policy analyst with the Cato Institute to discuss the origins of the modern immigration system and misconceptions about how and why immigrants come to America.

Duration:00:46:40

Immigration's Crossroad: Looking Back at Hurricane Harvey

9/11/2019
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Following Hurricane Harvey in September 2017, Houston found itself in the grips of a crisis. Even before the storm caused $9 billion in housing damage, the city was struggling through a workforce shortage in the construction industry. One solution: Allow Houston’s 500,000 undocumented workers come out of the shadows to help rebuild the community, together. We look back at the creation of this episode and where Houston stands today.

Duration:00:21:40