University of Iowa

WorldCanvass ReCap: The Politics and Impact of Immigration

October 23rd, 2018
Image accompanying WorldCanvass show promotion

WorldCanvass began its tenth season of internationally focused discussions on October 9 with “The Politics and Impact of Immigration.” Arguments over reasonable and desirable immigration legislation and the control of U.S. borders have long vexed the political class, policy makers, and the American public, but they’ve become extraordinarily polarizing under the heightened rhetoric of recent years. WorldCanvass guests joined host Joan Kjaer to explore, from diverse and often divergent points of view, the complexities that make the immigration discussion so nuanced and difficult. 

 

MEDIA COVERAGE

Press Citizen: American society benefits when immigrants become involved in their communities

AUDIO

Part 1 - Political hot potato—historical and legal overview of immigration in America

Listen on PRX
Read the transcript

Part 2 - Media coverage of immigration; public and local responses to the current crackdown

Listen on PRX
Read the transcript

Part 3 - Iowa stories of immigration and assimilation

Listen on PRX
Read the transcript

WorldCanvass is also available on iTunes

PHOTOS

 The Politics and Impact of Immigration

 

View the entire photo gallery here.

Keywords 
Author