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Cutting Legal Immigration | The Bachelorette Vs. Reality

Reality TV has very little "reality" in it. But when issues like race factor in, things can get very real, very fast. This season of "The Bachelorette" ends on Monday, with the show's first black star making her big gamble on love. Reality shows have dealt with social issues like race, class and gender before. The shows do very well making money, but how are they at making a statement? Joining us to discuss it are Amy Kaufman, a film writer for the Los Angeles Times, Allison P. Davis, senior writer for The Cut, Jennifer Pozner, author of Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV and Eric Deggans, TV critic for NPR. First, we'll consider President Trump's new policy on legal immigration with Jeremy Robbins, executive director of New American Economy, a group of business leaders and mayors focused on immigration reform and Eric Schurenberg, president and editor-in-chief of Inc., a media company that covers entrepreneurs.

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