The Immigration Reform Imperative

As the immigration crisis mounts on the southern border, America’s policy towards immigrants continues to be in flux. Whether it’s increased restrictions on legal immigration, changes to asylum policies, or efforts to curb refugee resettlement; the policies that govern immigration and the views of a segment of the country are shifting. Learn about the current state of immigration policy and how it’s impacting your city. Hear from local leaders who support immigrants in order to enrich the cultural and economic benefits to our communities while extending dignity and humanity to those coming to America. Understand how you can play a role in supporting immigration reform to maintain the tradition of a nation built by immigrants.

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Annie Chen

Vera Institute of Justice

John Giles

City of Mesa

Dee Margo

City of El Paso

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