Rising Up With Sonali

Immigration and Immigrant Rights

Today we’ll spend the hour focused on immigration and immigrant rights. Writer Kimball Taylor joins us to discuss the US-Mexico border and how thousands of migrants biked their way across. His new book is called The Coyote’s Bicycle: The Untold Story of 7000 Bicycles and a Borderland Empire. Then, while Donald Trump’s desire to “Make America Great Again,” is code for anti-immigrant sentiment, in reality the US has always been a nation of immigrants – white immigrants that is. My guest Prof. Aviva Chomsky will take us on a tour of past immigration policies to show how today’s US has been shaped by white supremacist immigration laws. Finally, Roberto Flores will join us to discuss what undocumented people face under a Trump presidency and what real solidarity and organizing could look like.

Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.

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