Host Ira Glass talk with Claire, who obsessed over a Chilean friend — and then started to tell people she was Chilean herself. (4 minutes)
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One of the things we were excited to investigate when we went to Alabama was to answer the question at the heart of the immigration debate: what does it cost taxpayers when we let in millions of immigrants, documented and undocumented? In Albertville, how much was it? We asked economist Kim Rueben and her colleague Erin Huffer to run the numbers.
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