episode 02-amnesty & Rule of the law
Amnesty opponents often argue that any immigrant who entered the country illegally must be deported because America was founded on the rule of law. In this episode, the host explains how this argument overlooks America's rebellious past and argues that anti-immigration hawks confuse "rule of law" with "law and order." This episode makes the case that there's plenty of room in America's rule of law tradition for flexibility and humanity in our immigration policies.
The first episode will look at at recent proposals to restrict future immigration to "merit-based" applicants and will argue that we should avoid defining merit too narrowly.