American Enough

Has our broken immigration and criminal justice systems locked too many people out from the American dream? Todd Schulte, President of FWD.us, a bipartisan political organization that believes America’s families, communities,

Show Notes

Has our broken immigration and criminal justice systems locked too many people out from the American dream?

Todd Schulte, President of FWD.us, a bipartisan political organization that believes America’s families, communities, and economy thrive when more individuals are able to achieve their full potential, joins Vikrum Aiyer at the 2018 Concordia Annual Summit in New York City.

In this episode:

  • The Trump administration’s political rhetoric vs. policy
  • The objective of drastically fewer immgirants
  • Designing an immigration system that works in the 21st Century requires pressure on officials
  • Certain industries require immigrants, and as immigration systems changes, industries must change
  • America’s economy and identity both hurt
  • How our broken immigration and criminal justice systems have locked too many people out from the American dream
  • Keeping the American promise

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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.