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Immigration and Hurricane Harvey

Source: Department of Defense

On today’s show, we talk to two activists about the impact of Hurricane Harvey on undocumented immigrants.

 Pancho Arguelles is the Executive Director of Living Hope Wheelchair Association and a founder and board member of Fe y Justicia Worker Center. In the wake of the Houston Floods, he has been working with undocumented workers who are wheelchair bound to make sure they can get to safety. 

Fernando Garcia is the Executive Director of Border Network for Human Rights, a leading human rights advocacy and immigration reform organization located at the U.S./Mexico Border. 

Then, we speak with Michael Clemens (a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and a research fellow at IZA Institute of Labor Economics in Bonn, Germany), about the divisive question of whether immigrants from poor countries hurt native workers.

More of Clemens’s work on the impact of immigration on native jobs:

There’s No Evidence That Immigrants Hurt Any American Workers (Vox)

Does Kicking Out Mexicans Create Jobs? (Politico)

 

 

 

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