Tonight's theme episode of The Independents (Fox Business Network, 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT, with re-airs three and five hours later) is dedicated to the always-contentious issue of immigration, legal and illegal.
Kicking off the show is a debate on the economics of immigration, between Dan Stein, president of the Federation of American Immigration Reform, and Tamar Jacoby, president of ImmigrationWorks USA. Then Kennedy goes to the border to inspect the fence between Mexico and the United States. Erika Andiola, an immigration activist who was brought to the U.S. illegally and remains undocumented, then talks about her family's experiences and the Obama administration's inconsistent record on deportation.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio last year was named one of Reason's 45 Enemies of Freedom in part for his hysterical ongoing crackdowns against suspected illegal immigrants. He'll be on the show to talk about the ongoing crisis of illegal children being dumped in camps near the border, and how his approach toward law enforcement compares to that of law enforcement in states like Texas. Eric Liu, founding CEO of Citizens University and author of A Chinaman's Chance: One Family's Journey and the Chinese American Dream, comes on to talk about the Chinese- and Asian-American immigration experience (did you know, for example, that Asians now outnumber Hispanics in annual immigration to the U.S.?). Longtime reform backer Grover Norquist will give the current lay of the legislative land on comprehensive immigration reform. And Kmele Foster will detail his philosophical framework for approaching the immigration question.
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