American Enough

Trump's RAISE Act and how immigrants can be American enough... When an immigrant is told they're not American enough to come to this country, stay in this country, or thrive in this country -- how does the promise etched into the Statue of Liberty hol...

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Trump’s RAISE Act and how immigrants can be American enough…

When an immigrant is told they’re not American enough to come to this country, stay in this country, or thrive in this country — how does the promise etched into the Statue of Liberty hold true? Our President RAISEd  this very question last week, by endorsing a set of immigration proposals that try to measure the likelihood of an individual succeeding or not in this grand American experiment. So what are his metrics?

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What is American Enough?

America's identity is evolving in real time. Immigrants are being scoffed at for looking a certain way and not being "American" enough. Transgender individuals are being determined not "fit enough" to serve in our military. Sexual assault and neo-nazi behavior is being condoned by the Oval Office. The First Amendment is being ridiculed. And, America's moral authority is eroding internationally, begging the question of who is "enough" of an American ally.

Former Obama White House senior advisor and Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of Commerce, Vikrum Aiyer, is joined by journalists, comedians, politicians, activists, and listeners, to unpack this crucial existential moment for our nation's identity.