​#1132 800,000 hostages (Immigration and DACA)

Air Date: 9-12-2017

Today we look at the combination of racism and cold political calculations that went into the decision to hold 800,000 DACA recipients hostage in order to placate the GOP’s scared white base and create leverage to force through funding for the southern board wall (also to placate the GOP’s scared white base)

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Shining City - Emerson Collective

Ch. 3: Song 1: N/A

Ch. 4: Act 2: These Are The Faces Of DACA Recipients In Danger Of Deportation - @nowthisnews - Air Date 9-2-17

Ch. 5: Song 2:  Headlights/Mountain Road - The Contessa 

Ch. 6: Act 3: The Misleading Rhetoric Around DACA - On The Media - Air Date 9-8-17

Ch. 7: Song 3:  Great is the Contessa - The Contessa

Ch. 8: Act 4: Understanding what DACA does—and doesn’t—mean for recipients - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 9-8-17

Ch. 9: Song 4:  Horizon Liner - The Pine Barrons

Ch. 10: Act 5: Clarifying immigrant access to social programs - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 8-7-17

Ch. 11: Song 5:  Vengeful - Warmbody

Ch. 12: Act 6: Tell Congress: Dreamers are #HeretoStay. Pass the #DreamAct NOW via @UNITEDWEDREAM - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6:  This Fickle World - Theo Bard

Ch. 14: Act 7: The story of Sheriff Joe Arpaio - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 9-1-17

Ch. 15: Song 7:  Planting Flags - K4

Ch. 16: Act 8: Trump Defends Pardoning GROTESQUE Racist Joe Arpaio As Hurricane Harvey Made Landfall - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 09-06-17

Ch. 17: Song 8:  Midday - Pecan Grove

Ch. 18: Act 9: The DEPLORABLE Reason Trump Ended DACA - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 09-06-17


Ch. 19: Drug Episode Response - Alan from Connecticut

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 20: Final comments on the inability for some conservatives to see beyond bad laws

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

(Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions



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The Dream Act of 2017 (National Immigration Law Center)

Black, Undocumented And Fighting To Survive (Huffington Post)

How Higher-Education Leaders Are Fighting for DACA (The Atlantic)

Relatives of Undocumented Children Caught Up in ICE Dragnet (Mother Jones)

The White House Isn’t Sharing Dreamers’ Info With ICE, But Another Threat Looms (Mother Jones)

DACA Pits Trump Against His Own Administration (The Atlantic)

Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • Nancy Thornton
    commented 2017-09-13 11:06:30 -0400
    I loved your Chap 20 reference to Ralphie in A Christmas Story. It allowed me to put the Rule of Law arguments into a perspective to move away from instead of what you argue is the Dead Stop of conservatives.
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