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Episode 15: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast April 24, 2018

This week we discuss how undocumented immigrants pay taxes, conflicting sanctuary city and state laws in CA and TX, National Guard troops at the border, and the Supreme Court decision on what makes an aggravated felony in immigration law.

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Episode 2: The Infrastructure Debate – Permitting

Infrastructure / Podcast April 19, 2018

On this episode of The Infrastructure Debate, Jake and Andy bring together a builder and an environmentalist to discuss their positions on permitting and environmental reviews.

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#13 Coming Soon: $1 Trillion Deficits

Economy / Podcast April 13, 2018

This week the Congressional Budget Office released new projections that federal budget deficits are expected to exceed $1 trillion by 2020. What does this mean and how did we get here?

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Episode 14: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast April 10, 2018

This week we talk about the census, and what it means for immigration policy, our democratic process and evidence-based policymaking.

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#12 Do Immigrants Commit More Crimes?

Immigration / Podcast March 30, 2018

A recent Trump administration report pointed to federal prison data to suggest that immigrants commit crimes at higher rates than native-born Americans.

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Episode 13: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast March 27, 2018

Jordan and Hunter talk to Theresa and Cris to break down the immigration policies included (and not included) in appropriations, President Trump’s visit to the border and spat with California, and our recently published research on immigrant criminality and jail populations.

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Episode 1: The Infrastructure Debate

Infrastructure / Podcast March 22, 2018

Listen to BPC’s newest monthly with infrastructure experts discussing all sides of the issues. BPC experts analyze the Republican and Democratic reactions to the Trump Infrastructure plan.

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AEIC: A Conversation with Christopher Guith

Energy / Podcast March 20, 2018

Christopher Guith of the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute sat down with BPC’s Brad Townsend to talk competitiveness and technology innovation.

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#11 Changing SNAP

Health / Podcast March 16, 2018

The SNAP is up for reauthorization this year in the 2018 Farm Bill which provides the opportunity to change SNAP. Experts unpack newly released BPC recommendations that aim to leverage SNAP.

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Episode 12: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast March 13, 2018

This week, Hunter sits down with Theresa to talk court case updates and the implications for immigration policy, intern Josh Rodriguez to discuss a recent report on border security, and policy analyst Jake Varn to examine the declining enrollment of international students in the United States.

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