#1610 The Border, and Our Border Politics, Are a Mess - As Trump and MAGA-driven misunderstanding and panic about the nature of immigration dominates election concerns.

Air Date: 2-14-2024

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The entire political system has lurched to the right on immigration as Democrats adopt the talking points of the Republicans and the MAGA Republicans put Trump's election chances over the policies they claim to support.

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Ch. 1: ‘Basically a cult’: Trump's MAGA Republicans slammed for vowing to block immigration reform bill - The ReidOut with Joy Reid - Air Date 2-5-24

MAGA Republicans have vowed to block the latest immigration reform bill, while also saying immigration is a crisis and immediate threat. Donald Trump’s influence over MAGA Republican elected officials regarding immigration is discussed

Ch. 2: Democrats Fully Embrace Trump’s Immigration Narrative - The Majority Report w/ Sam Seder - Air Date 2-9-24

Ch. 3: Republican CALLS OUT Trump By Name Over Outrageous Border Lies - The Damage Report - Air Date 2-10-24

Republican Chip Roy goes off on a fiery rant against his own party, explicitly calling out Donald Trump for posting false claims on Truth Social over the border deal he plotted to destroy. John Iadarola and Sharon Reed break it down on The Damage Report.

Ch. 4: The border standoff in Eagle Pass - Today, Explained - Air Date 2-7-24

Congress has failed to pass an immigration bill. The House is attempting to impeach Biden’s secretary of homeland security. As Washington flails, a standoff is brewing in Eagle Pass, Texas.

Ch. 5: Republicans Forge Ahead to Impeach Mayorkas - The Brian Lehrer Show - Air Date 2-1-24

House Republicans have begun the process to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over border policy. Jacqueline Alemany explains what Republicans are thinking and how they haven't presented any impeachable offenses

Ch. 6: Fox News fear-mongering backfires on live TV - All In With Chris Hayes - Air Date 2-9-24

When Curtis Sliwa and the Guardian Angels attacked a "migrant shoplifter" live on Fox News, it fit perfectly with the right's narrative about "illegals" and "rampant crime."

Ch. 7: The Case for Open Borders - Deconstructed - Air Date 2-2-24

Washington asserts that free and unrestricted movement of people across borders strengthens security, fosters economic growth globally, and can address climate change challenges.


Ch. 8: Greg Abbott and the Battle for the Texas Border - Amicus With Dahlia Lithwick | Law, justice, and the courts - Air Date 1-20-24

The immigration fight on the U.S. - Mexico border keeps getting uglier - not between the U.S. and its southern neighbor, Mexico, but between the federal government and a Texas administration apparently unconcerned by constitutional supremacy.

Ch. 9: The Case for Open Borders Part 2 - Deconstructed - Air Date 2-2-24


Ch. 12: Final comments on the incentives for our politicians to fail at governing

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Description: Photo of detained migrants - adults and children - lined up against the US-Mexico border fence as a border patrol officer walks by.

Credit: "U.S. Border Patrol agent apprehends a group of migrants" via Picryl | License: Public Domain


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