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Sunday, June 12 at 10 p.m. – Intelligence Squared U.S.: Should America Stop Accepting the Poor, the Tired, the Huddled Masses

(Rochester, NY) – America, built up by the hard work of its immigrants, now finds itself home to an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants. The federal government, even under the reform-friendly tenure of President George W. Bush, has been unable to find the consensus to overhaul our country’s immigration laws. Both the Dream Act and an Arizona statute requiring police officers to detain anyone they suspect to be illegal, has brought the debate back to the forefront of national politics. Intelligence Squared U.S.: Should America Stop Accepting the Poor, the Tired and the Huddled Masses, airing Sunday, June 12 at 10 p.m. on AM 1370/FM-HD 91.5-2, debate on whether immigration helps our economy or not, and asks if there's any difference between low-skilled and highly-skilled immigrants.Moderated by John Donvan, Tom Tancredo and Kris Kobach are speaking for the motion, and Julian Castro and Tamar Jacoby speak against the motion.

Based on the highly successful debate program based in London, Intelligence Squared, Intelligence Squared U.S. has presented 39 debates on a wide range of provocative and timely topics. From global warming and the financial crisis, to Afghanistan/Pakistan and the death of mainstream media, Intelligence Squared brings together the world’s leading authorities on the day’s most important issues.

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