Wall Street Journal's Jason Riley on Immigrants: Let Them In

During Reason Weekend, the annual event held by the nonprofit that publishes this website, The Wall Street Journal's Jason Riley, author of the recent book Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders, gave a spellbinding presentation about the myths surrounding immigration.

Riley walks through the history of German, Irish, and Mexican migrants in rich and compelling detail, deflating nativist hype while also complicating easy narratives about the United States as a mythic destination for all the wretched of the world.

Approximately 30 minutes.

Go here for audio podcast.

Shot and edited by Roger Richards.

For more Reason.tv with Riley, go here.

Reason on immigration here.

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