Grover Norquist on Open Borders and Historically Racist Immigration Policy


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"Historically, opposition to immigration in the United States has been racially and religiously motivated in the ugliest, nastiest way possible," says Grover Norquist, President and Founder of Americans for Tax Reform.

Reason Magazine's Matt Welch caught up with Norquist at this year's Freedom Fest to discuss effective immigration reform.

"[The] people who think that building higher walls or deeper walls or moats and alligators and stuff," Norquist says, "they're chasing problems that can be fixed more easily by expanding liberty rather than contracting it."

Held each July in Las Vegas, Freedom Fest is attended by around 2,000 limited-government enthusiasts and libertarians. ReasonTV spoke with over two dozen speakers and attendees and will be releasing interviews over the coming weeks.

About 12 minutes.

Produced by Tracy Oppenheimer. Camera by Paul Detrick and Oppenheimer.

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