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Wonking Week: Foreign Policy

In this week’s audio newsletter, we discuss immigration reform and Emily Badger looks at a proposed rule for U.S. Agency for International Development.
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In this week’s audio newsletter, we discuss immigration reform as the lynchpin of making the United States more competitive in the global economy by keeping highly trained experts, suggesting that arguments over migrant laborers misses much of the the issue's real importance.

In another segment, The Idea Lobby blogger Emily Badger looks at a proposed rule for the USAID, the organization that oversees much of the American government's foreign aid, that would allow tax dollars to be spent on religious structures in a move to build favor with other peoples.

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Audio portions for this week’s Wonking Week podcast include:

- Audio leading out of our discussion on immigration was taken from a speech by Cecilia Muñoz, director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House.

- Intro and outro music for our podcast interview with Emily Badger was Time Traveling Musician by Nickleus.

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