Feb 27, 2018

02/27/2018: What does it take to be successful in America?

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(U.S. Edition) The Supreme Court will soon hear a Microsoft privacy case about digital data — can the U.S. government look at data stored overseas without going through a foreign government? On today's show, we'll dive into the details of…

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How family-based immigration can boost the economy

Feb 27, 2018
Trump has called for a merit-based system, but immigrants sponsored by relatives are very productive, a researcher says.
Jenny Martinez hugs her son, William Martinez, as they talk to the media about her trip from El Salvador and her need for asylum in America because of domestic violence as they join with protesters in front of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services building on May 19, 2017 in Miramar, Florida.
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(U.S. Edition) The Supreme Court will soon hear a Microsoft privacy case about digital data — can the U.S. government look at data stored overseas without going through a foreign government? On today’s show, we’ll dive into the details of the debate. Afterwards, we’ll discuss another case that the Supreme Court heard yesterday: Janus vs. AFSCME. The case looked at the fairness of mandatory union fees for public-sector workers. The outcome of this could have far-reaching political implications for teachers’ unions. Plus: A conversation with law professor Alan Hyde from Rutgers University on what data says about immigration sponsored by employers vs. immigration sponsored by family. 

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