Helicopters fly above Mount Rushmore and Donald and Melania Trump, Black Hills, South Dakota, July 3, 2020 (Reuters)
America’s Independence Day, the 4th of July, is usually celebrated with big public displays of patriotism, parades, outdoor barbecues, fireworks, and family gatherings.
This year, it’s different.
The US is suffering from Coronavirus, hosting the surge of anti-racism marches, and witnessing a Presidential campaign where the incumbent appears to have ceded any national leadership role in favor of appeasing his base.
Then there are the newly-announced immigration bans by the Trump administration that call into question the notion of the American Dream.
The Clinton Institute’s Liam Kennedy and EA WorldView’s Scott Lucas take stock of the state of America on an awkward birthday.
Then Liam speaks with Fiona McEntee, Founding and Managing Attorney of McEntee Law Group, from Chicago to understand Donald Trump’s most recent immigration policies.
Liam and Fiona also consider the economic data showcasing the net benefits of immigration to the US.