The first source that stands out as particularly useful in my podcast episode is an opinion piece, The Pros and Cons of Open Borders and Their Effect on American Immigration, by Jason Boughton. In the article, Boughton outlines the potential benefits and drawbacks of an open border in the United States. Despite Boughton pointing out the major issue with open borders, he still acknowledges the importance of immigration and talked about how an open border can save around 18 billion tax dollars annually. But Boughton's major issue with open borders is best summarized by
"The best way to start a revolution is from within. This can be easier achieved if all immigration laws are abandoned. This would allow more radical beliefs and immigrants would not have to assimilate to their new nation. (Boughton, 2018)
One of the major conclusion that other sources in my episode come to is that a closed border is immoral. Therefore, it is important to bring up Jason Boughton's article to discuss what an open border would bring to America. Also, his argument about the major issues with an open border would help me come to my final conclusion which is that an open border will never become a variable opinion.
Jason Boughton will be referenced many times in my episode because he argues from multiple angles on the open border topic. His articles provide evidence from the financial side, the social side, and the historical side. Jason Boughton will appear in my episode as a character who's consistently reappearing for more information. I will use his articles to build him as a character that my audiences can relate to on a personal level instead just another expert who did a study on immigration.
The second source that I find particularly useful is the United States' 14th amendment. The line
“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. (U.S. Const. Amend. XIV)”
is the core of my topic. The problems that my podcast deal with are largely impacted by this particular law. Birth-right citizenship is a concept that will be heavily covered in my episode. Therefore, I think it is extremely important to mention the law that supports birth-right citizenship in my podcast episode.
Boughton, J. (2018, August 04). The pros and cons of open borders and their effect on American immigration. Retrieved February 22, 2019, from https://us.blastingnews.com/opinion/2018/08/the-pros-and-cons-of-open-borders-and-their-effect-on-american-immigration-002678029.html
U.S.Cong., Committee on the Judiciary. (1982). The 14th Amendment and school busing: Hearings before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-seventh Congress, first session ... May 14 and June 3, 1981 [Cong.]. Washington: U.S. G.P.O.