Viewing the European migrant crisis through the lens of U.S. immigration

Dan Carlin puts out two podcasts.  One, called “Hardcore History,” is a history-lovers dream.  The other, “Common Sense,” deal with contemporary issues.  I don’t always agree with Dan’s opinions in “Common Sense,” but in his latest episode he breaks down the history of U.S. immigration law in a way that is easy to understand.  Race has always been a factor in immigration, from the first law that limited citizenship to “free, white persons of good character.”  This led to an absurd legal battle over who was and was not white.

Listen to Episode 296 of the Common Sense podcast for more of the story.

Private prisons make millions of dollars locking up immigrants

This excellent report from Cristina Constantini and Jorge Rivas shows how prosecuting immigrants for the minor crime of re-entering the United States is a major profit source for private prison companies.

<a href="http://interactive vytorin 10”>Shadow Prisons: A private and profitable corner of the federal prison system thrives after a long-ignored offense is prosecuted.