​#1083 Trump’s immigration crackdown has begun

Air Date: 2-28-2017

Today we look at Trump’s new immigration crackdown and several of the reasons why it’s a bad idea

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Posturing On Immigration - On The Media - Air Date 2-23-17

Ch. 3: Song 1: Bad Idea - Goose

Ch. 4: Act 2: The positive impacts of immigrant communities - Economic Update w @profwolff - Air Date 2-16-17

Ch. 5: Song 2: Stop & Frisk (For Treyvon and Alvin) - Vex Davortex

Ch. 6: Act 3: Examining the aspects of a broken immigration system - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 2-24-17

Ch. 7: Song 3: Immigrants (We Get the Job Done) ​- K'naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC & Residente

Ch. 8: Act 4: Trump's Migration Program Mimics the Cold War Dragnet - The F Word w/ @GRITlaura Flanders - Air Date 2-23-17

Ch. 9: Song 4: Immigrant - Alysha Brilla

Ch. 10: Act 5: Nazis Once Published List of Jewish Crimes, Trump Now Pushing to Do the Same for Immigrant Crimes - @DemocracyNow - Air Date: 02-02-17

Ch. 11: Song 5: Immigrant - Deine Lakaien

Ch. 12: Act 6: Refugees Welcome sign hung on Statue of Liberty - The Benjamin Dixon Show (@TheBpDShow) - Air Date 2-21-17

Ch. 13: Song 6: Immigrant - John McCutcheon

Ch. 14: Act 7: Protect Immigrants in Your Community- Join #HereToStay Network & #RaidWatch via @UNITEDWEDREAM & @AmericasVoice - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: Activism - Shihan

Ch. 16: Act 8: The oscillations in American immigration policy - Backstory - Air Date 2-10-17


Ch. 17: A reply to Ken about shame - Felicia from Centralia, MO

Ch. 18: In response to the Indivisible Guide strategy - Rich from Sequim, WA

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 19: Final comments on understanding strategies and tactics

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone



1. Sign up with United We Dream #HereToStay Network to get notified if an immigrant in your community needs help

2. Document and report ICE activity in your community via social media using #RaidWatch 

3. Call, write and show up at your Mayor’s office to demand they declare your city a “sanctuary of safety” 

Resources for immigrants: 

If you have been approached by ICE officials, call the United We Dream Hotline: 1-844-363-1423 

Read your rights and download United We Dream Deportation Defense Cards and browse their "Resources" page

Find out where raids are happening (and/or submit them) with Latino Rebel’s MigraMap

Find an immigration lawyer via American Immigration Lawyers Association


Mexican ‘DREAMer’ nabbed in immigrant crackdown (Reuters)

Trump's DHS Executive Orders (DHS.gov)

Donald Trump Plans to Bypass the Courts to Deport as Many People as Possible (The Intercept)

What Immigration Raids Mean for Students (The Atlantic)

Dreamer Says ICE Threatened to Deport Him (The Daily Beast)

Trump's Deportation Raids: What We Know and Don't Know (Mother Jones)

Law-Abiding but Illegal, and Fearing the New Trump Rules (The New York Times)

Trump touts recent immigration raids, calls them a ‘military operation’ (The Washington Post)

President Trump is on shaky ground with his new immigration order (The Washington Post)

Entrepreneurs Are Being Deported -- And They Might Be at the Center of America's Coming Immigration Fight (Entrepreneur)

Dallas County ‘Dreamer’s’ arrest puts scare in immigration-rights community (Texas Star-Telegram)

Immigration Agents Took a Woman With a Brain Tumor Out of the Hospital: Report (TIME)

Plan To Disrupt Immigration Raids Will Enlist Songs And Prayers (NPR) 

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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