Good Luck, America – Ep. 7 Show Notes

Oh damn! There’s a new episode of Good Luck, America up now. But if you’re reading this post you probably know that already and are here looking for links to the articles we discuss on the show.

And here they are!

The Flores Settlement

https://www.humanrightsfirst.org/resource/flores-settlement-brief-history-and-next-steps

https://www.vox.com/2018/6/20/17484546/executive-order-family-separation-flores-settlement-agreement-immigration

Two articles about the history of the Flores Settlement, a widely debated legal ruling from 1997 with crucial ties to what’s happening with immigration right now.

The 2008 Anti-Trafficking Law

https://www.cnn.com/2014/07/15/politics/immigration-unintended-consequences/index.html

This is the other “Democrat policy” that conservatives point to when claiming that families getting separated at the border is because of loopholes exploited by the left.

The Zero Tolerance Policy

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44503514

Obviously, something about the way we handle immigration has changed recently and families are getting split up over it. This article explains that change.

The Navy’s Immigration Detention Camp Plan

http://time.com/5319334/navy-detainment-centers-zerol-tolerance-immigration-family-separation-policy/

Time Magazine’s reporting on an internal Navy memo that reveals plans to build “austere” immigration detention camps all around the country.

Proposed Detention Camp At Contaminated Superfund Site

https://sf.curbed.com/2018/6/25/17498846/immigrant-camp-concord-base-superfund-site-trump-bay-area

https://sf.curbed.com/2018/6/28/17512102/concord-naval-station-superfund-immigration-camp-cancelled

Turns out one of those camps was going to be built on a highly contaminated patch of land that’s been deemed unsuitable for human use.

 

 

 

One thought on “Good Luck, America – Ep. 7 Show Notes

  1. Hey Adam, I’m a huge fan of your show ever since you informed the world that Ronald Reagan kinda sucked. Being from Canada, lots of people always thought it was weird that I’ve followed American politics like Americans follow football, until this whole Trump thing happened. But I remember being glued to the screen when W and Al Gore were neck and neck in Florida and I have never looked back. Anyway, I live in a country that doesn’t have people trying to sneak across the boarder every day, but I sure find the immigration debate fascinating. I know you have covered the topic on your show a lot, and I think I agree that the past few administrations have had a bonkers policy about people clamoring to get into your country, but I wonder what the solution is? What do you think your government should be doing? Open boarders like in Europe? If not, then what? I’d love to know what you think should be done. Thanks for putting on a bunch of great shows!

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