Episode S2 | E2

The Changing Face of America: The Challenges and Opportunities of Demographics and Immigration for the American Future

Air Date: May 21, 2017

About this episode

America is becoming more racially, ethnically and religiously diverse, older, and less white- what are the impacts politically, economically and culturally? Some see immigration as saving America’s long term economic viability by, among other things, making America grow older to a much lesser degree than the other major economic powers. Others see immigration as an economic and cultural threat. One of The Whole Truth’s trademark panels of widely diverse perspectives, thoughtfully debate these and related questions.

About the guests

Clarissa Martinez-De-Castro

Deputy Vice President, National Council of La Raza

Clarissa Martínez De Castro is the Director of Immigration and National Campaigns at the National Council of La Raza, the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. Her expertise is in immigration legislative advocacy and strategy; Latino electorate, voter mobilization, and civic participation; state...

Roy Beck

President and CEO, NumbersUSA Education and Research Foundation

A former chief Washington correspondent for the Booth Newspapers chain, Beck was a journalist for three decades before founding NumbersUSA. He was one of the nation’s first environment-beat newspaper reporters in the 1960s and won national awards for his coverage of urban expansion issues in the 1970s, including honors from the U.S. Environmental...