In this episode, Neil, Niki, and Natalia discuss student visas and the most recent immigration restrictions put forth by the Trump administration.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
President Donald Trump has threatened that international students attending American universities that are teaching entirely online must return to their home countries. Niki referred to Adam Serwer’s 2018 Atlantic article, “The Cruelty is the Point,” and to this Washington Post opinion piece about how this measure advances Stephen Miller’s restrictionist agenda. Natalia drew on this piece at The Conversation about the impact of a reduction of international students on American universities and society.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia discussed the controversy over Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue’s support of President Trump.
- Neil recommended historian Paul Renfro’s new book, Stranger Danger: Family Values, Childhood, and the American Carceral State.
- Niki talked about the recent SCOTUS decision affirming Native American land rights in Oklahoma and recommended the podcast This Land as well as Episode 159 of this podcast.