Jun 23, 2020

Visa restrictions could lead to more offshoring

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Plus, a look at the history of discriminatory and family-based immigration policies in the 20th century.

Segments From this episode

Limits on work visas could send more jobs overseas

Jun 23, 2020
Trump's executive order restricting foreign workers could have unintended economic effects.
A medical scientist runs a test at a University of Washington lab. The H-1B visa freeze affects jobs in science-related as well as other fields.
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H-1B visa freeze might hurt rural areas in need of doctors

Jun 23, 2020
In America, around 28% of doctors, 35% of home aides and 20% of nursing assistants are foreign born.
A man has his pulse checked at a Remote Area Medical mobile clinic.
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Global trade was down 18.5% in May. And that's the good news.

Jun 23, 2020
The World Trade Organization says things could have been far worse.
Cranes stand idle at the nation's busiest shipping port, the Port of Los Angeles. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, trade halted.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

How a forgotten 1965 law paved the way for today's battles over immigration

Jun 23, 2020
Author Jia Lynn Yang describes how a law meant to maintain the country's white racial majority led to more diversity.
The sun sets behind the Statue of Liberty, an iconic symbol of welcome.
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Summer has arrived. Lots of summer jobs have not.

Jun 23, 2020
The pandemic has made it harder for younger workers to find seasonal jobs
Summer jobs, like those of camp counselors, will most likely be harder to come by this year.
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In China, chasing debt after the COVID-19 lockdown

Jun 23, 2020
Delayed payments are a normal part of doing business in China. That works OK when the economy is bustling — but not anymore.
A recent survey showed 66% of Chinese firms had clients delay payments last year. Then the pandemic hit.
Charles Zhang/Marketplace

Music from the episode

1994 Quasimoto, Madlib
Bad Liar Selena Gomez
Counting Stars Nujabes
The World Is Yours Will Sessions
Fu-Gee-La Fugees
So Far to Go J Dilla, Common, D'Angelo

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer