Immigration feat. journalist Mickey Kaus, immigration attorney Kathy Khommarath, and comedians Johan Miranda and Laura Crawford

Happy to release the podcast of our 10/25 show on immigration.

Journalist Mickey Kaus and immigration attorney Kathy Kommarath join comedians Johan Miranda (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Laura Crawford (Buzzfeed) and your hosts Lou Perez and Toby Muresianu for a good and pointed discussion on the always-contentious topic.

This time around, we throw some figures into the mix with some charts on the overhead. You can see them below:

List of countries by immigrant population (wikipedia)

Share of legal US Immigrants by part of the world, 1992 vs 2012.

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Immigrant share of population, 1910-2013 (source)


Estimates of the US Unauthorized Immigrant population, 2000-2011 (image, source)

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Institutionalization rates by immigrant status (source)

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And (source):

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US population growth rate, 1960-2010 (source)

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US population distribution, 2014 (source)

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Number and percentage of immigrants in the U.S., 1910-2010, plus census bureau projections till 2060 (source):


The following are taken from the slideshow produced by Jeffery Passel at the Pew Hispanic Center.

“Key features of Migration”:

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“Huge share of Mexicans now in US:

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“Apprehension rate is up, but virtually everyone gets in”:

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