16-03 Segment 1: Immigrants: Why we need them in the U.S.


Synopsis: There is a lot of talk by politicians and others about immigration policy in the United States. Many Americans are all for open immigration for those fleeing poverty and oppression. Others think that we need to stem the tide of refugees and undocumented immigrants to our shores. Our guests talk about what immigrants to this country offer to all of us and our economy, and how we should create a plan to allow them to become full members of the community and receive the education and training they need to succeed in their adopted home.

Host: Gary Price. Guests: Jamie Merisotis, CEO of the Lumina Foundation, author of America Needs Talent; Deepa Iyer, Sr. Fellow, Center for Social Inclusion, author of We Too Sing America.

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