(Part 1 of 2) This episode explores immigration issues with a focus on labor and the potential for exploitation and abuse. We will discuss real life situations portrayed on reality television, including the hit TLC series 90 Day Fiance, as well as My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding, and The Jerry Springer Show. Primary focus will be on the situation of Russian immigrant Julia, who lives with her fiance, Brandon, as well as his parents (Julia’s de facto employers), Betty and Ron.
Note: the majority of the Brandon & Julia discussion will be in Part 2. Other 90 day fiance couples are discussed (Colt & Larissa, Rose & Big Ed, Syngin & Tania).
Additional topics explored include gun control and church/state separation (e.g. Pulpit Freedom Sunday).
Content warning: contains discussion of suicide, gun violence, domestic violence, and terrorism.
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Rush Limbaugh (from TYT): https://youtu.be/Ivcu8UGFsL0
The Jerry Springer Show: https://youtu.be/q4EVH5vrd2E
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding: https://youtu.be/zLrCVZNY3hI
90 Day Fiance Larisa’s Flowers: https://youtu.be/NhwUy1tS-us
Las Vegas in movies: https://youtu.be/ry17izGkyFQ
90 Day Fiance Las Vegas: https://youtu.be/2uOfWrHMwj0
Grassley Campaign Ad: https://youtu.be/nX0Gp2EWGWw
Pulpit Freedom Sunday video: https://youtu.be/JD5eUHsWu2U
Immigration facts video: https://youtu.be/ZoWfjWSQ_yo
'Jerry Springer Show' guest from Alabama arrested in assault on guest - al.com
90 Day Fiance
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90 Day Fiancé: How Much Couples Get Paid On The TLC Show
Visas for Fiancé(e)s of U.S. Citizens | USCIS
Working in the United States | USCIS
Temporary (Nonimmigrant) Workers | USCIS
Getting a Work Permit While on a K-1 Fiancé Visa | Nolo
Unauthorized Employment | Will the USCIS Know?
Working in the U.S. While Waiting for Your Family-Based Green Card
Affidavit of Support | USCIS
Poverty Guidelines | ASPE
What If Your Immigration Sponsor Withdraws? | AllLaw
Process to Get a Green Card Under VAWA - US Immigration Law | AllLaw
Frequently Asked Questions Related to the Poverty Guidelines and Poverty | ASPE
Exemptions to the FLSA | U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. and Virginia Labor Laws | Virginia Employment Commission
Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA) | U.S. Department of Labor
The Migrant & Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act | U.S. Department of Labor
29 U.S. Code § 203 - Definitions | U.S. Code | US Law | LII / Legal Information Institute
Fact Sheet #79G: Application of the Fair Labor Standards Act to Shared Living Programs, including Adult Foster Care and Paid Roommate Situations | U.S. Department of Labor
29 U.S. Code Chapter 20 - MIGRANT AND SEASONAL AGRICULTURAL WORKER PROTECTION | U.S. Code | US Law | LII / Legal Information Institute
Virginia Minimum Wage Increase Will Take Effect on May 1, 2021 | Jackson Lewis
Senator Chuck Grassley
Chuck Grassley - Wikipedia
Chuck Grassley - Ballotpedia
Vows for Visas: Investigating K-1 Fiancé Fraud | ICE
Chuck Grassley - Wikipedia
Senator Chuck Grassley's release on his hold on H.R. 3012 should benefit H-1B visa seekers
The Concept of Arranged Marriages in Pakistan | DESIblitz
Chuck Grassley on Civil Rights
Everything we know about the San Bernardino terror attack investigation so far - Los Angeles Times
Johnson Amendment/Pulpit Freedom Sunday
Pulpit Freedom Sunday - Wikipedia
Watchmen On the Wall - FRC
Pulpit Initiative | Pulpit Freedom Sunday - Alliance Defending Freedom
'Pulpit Freedom Sunday' to Defy IRS - ABC News
The Johnson Amendment In 5 Questions And Answers : NPR
Johnson Amendment Undestroyed: Trump Vowed To Lure America's Houses Of Worship Into Partisan Politics. Here's How Americans United And Its Allies Stopped Him. | Americans United for Separation of Church and State