Perspectives on Immigration Reform
Jacqueline Lainez-Flanagan on Unauthorized Immigrants’ Federal Taxes, Obligations vs. Risk: Ep. 6

Jacqueline Lainez-Flanagan on Unauthorized Immigrants’ Federal Taxes, Obligations vs. Risk: Ep. 6

April 30, 2019

As of 2016, approximately 50% of unauthorized immigrants filed their taxes. After recent legislative changes, tax expert Jacqueline Lainez-Flanagan says tax refunds are no longer the key motivator for unauthorized immigrants to file taxes. Instead, it’s an internal desire to do the right thing. Listen as she evaluates the risks and benefits facing unauthorized immigrants when it comes to federal taxes.

Jayesh Rathod on Systematic Flaws in the Immigration System: Ep. 5

Jayesh Rathod on Systematic Flaws in the Immigration System: Ep. 5

April 15, 2019

The discrepancy between what the American work visa system allows and what the economy demands is a crucial issue facing our immigration system. Jayesh Rathod, Associate Dean for Experiential Education and Director of the Immigrant Justice Clinic at the Washington College of Law, shares his suggested systematic changes for immigration reform.

Ernie Paicopolos Deciphering the Data: Americans’ Views on Immigration: Ep. 4

Ernie Paicopolos Deciphering the Data: Americans’ Views on Immigration: Ep. 4

April 5, 2019

70% of Americans claim to be well informed on immigration policies. But according to veteran pollster Ernie Paicopolos, that number is likely closer to 20%. Regardless of where you stand on immigration, once you dive into the data you might be surprised at what the numbers reveal and how they may impact your views on this hot button issue.

Kamy Akhavan on Are Unauthorized Immigrants Paying Their Fair Share? Ep. 3

Kamy Akhavan on Are Unauthorized Immigrants Paying Their Fair Share? Ep. 3

March 22, 2019

Tax policies often have good intentions but poor execution. Kamy Akhavan, CEO of ProCon.org and Perspectives on Immigration Reform hosts, Sean O’Neill and Marc Silverstein, do some moral algebra to determine if unauthorized immigrants are paying their fair share and if they are actually taking or making American jobs.

Steve Entin on Immigration, The Numbers Tell the Story: Ep. 2

Steve Entin on Immigration, The Numbers Tell the Story: Ep. 2

March 7, 2019

Steve Entin, Senior Fellow Emeritus at the Tax Foundation and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy in the Reagan Treasury Department, sheds light on the flaws in our current tax system and the effects of immigration on the U.S. economy.

Introducing Perspectives on Immigration Reform: Ep. 1

Introducing Perspectives on Immigration Reform: Ep. 1

March 7, 2019

Perspectives on Immigration Reform is a new podcast offering fresh insights and information that will help you break free of the polarization that has defined—and distorted—our nation’s thinking about immigration reform. You'll hear from guests representing a full range of views, in order for all of us to have a deeper understanding of both the policy side and the human side of immigration.

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