The Long Take on Immigration

The Right Take

May 2 2022 • 1 hr 4 mins


This week, we mix it up a little with The Long Take—a new format, featuring a long-form discussion of one topic. We decided to begin this format with immigration. We discuss the history of immigration in the US, birthright citizenship, the Asian Exclusion Act, the 1924 Immigration Act, Reagan amnesty, the visa lottery, how immigration affects American workers and society, and more.

00:00 Intro

05:25 Where the Right stands today on immigration

09:07 History of immigration in the US until the Reagan era

43:23 Amnesty, chain migration, and the visa lottery

48:30 The negative labor impact of immigration on Americans