#1132 800,000 Hostages (Immigration and DACA)

Sep 12, 2017, 10:00 PM

Air Date: 09/12/2017 Today we look at the combination of racism and cold political calculations that went into the decision to hold 800,000 DACA recipients hostage in order to placate the GOP’s scared white base and create leverage to force through funding for the southern board wall (also to placate the GOP’s scared white base) Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Join the Best of the Left Social Network! Donate or become a Member to support the show!  Visit: https://www.patreon.com/BestOfTheLeft  Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: Shining City - Emerson Collective Ch. 3: Song 1: N/A Ch. 4: Act 2: These Are The Faces Of DACA Recipients In Danger Of Deportation - @nowthisnews - Air Date 9-2-17 Ch. 5: Song 2:  Headlights/Mountain Road - The Contessa  Ch. 6: Act 3: The Misleading Rhetoric Around DACA - On The Media - Air Date 9-8-17 Ch. 7: Song 3:  Great is the Contessa - The Contessa Ch. 8: Act 4: Understanding what DACA does—and doesn’t—mean for recipients - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 9-8-17 Ch. 9: Song 4:  Horizon Liner - The Pine Barrons Ch. 10: Act 5: Clarifying immigrant access to social programs - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 8-7-17 Ch. 11: Song 5:  Vengeful - Warmbody Ch. 12: Act 6: Tell Congress: Dreamers are #HeretoStay. Pass the #DreamAct NOW via @UNITEDWEDREAM - Best of the Left Activism Ch. 13: Song 6:  This Fickle World - Theo Bard Ch. 14: Act 7: The story of Sheriff Joe Arpaio - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 9-1-17 Ch. 15: Song 7:  Planting Flags - K4 Ch. 16: Act 8: Trump Defends Pardoning GROTESQUE Racist Joe Arpaio As Hurricane Harvey Made Landfall - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 09-06-17 Ch. 17: Song 8:  Midday - Pecan Grove Ch. 18: Act 9: The DEPLORABLE Reason Trump Ended DACA - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 09-06-17 Voicemails Ch. 19: Drug Episode Response - Alan from Connecticut Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics Ch. 20: Final comments on the inability for some conservatives to see beyond bad laws Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone (Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions)  Activism: TAKE ACTION Take action right now & sign up for updates at WeAreHereToStay.org Find an event near you Call Congress Tweet at Congress Resources (Including Mental Health Emergency Toolkit) You can also call and tweet Congress with DreamActToolkit.org EDUCATE YOURSELF The Dream Act of 2017 (National Immigration Law Center) Black, Undocumented And Fighting To Survive (Huffington Post) How Higher-Education Leaders Are Fighting for DACA (The Atlantic) Relatives of Undocumented Children Caught Up in ICE Dragnet (Mother Jones) The White House Isn’t Sharing Dreamers’ Info With ICE, But Another Threat Looms (Mother Jones) DACA Pits Trump Against His Own Administration (The Atlantic) Written by BOTL Communications Director, Amanda Hoffman Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!