Conversations on Controversial Issues 2022

Conversations on Controversial Issues: Moderated by Clay Jenkinson presents U.S. Immigration

Wed Aug 24, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In a new series from Vail Symposium, humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson gathers experts for a thoughtful, civil, rigorous and historically grounded discussion on various controversial issues. The first program discussed the U.S. Supreme Court; the second topic? U.S. Immigration.

U.S. immigration policy is center to extensive debate yet stands in stalemate. Current policy is not serving and has not served for decades, for either the United States or immigrants. How did we get to where we are today? How could we address the 11 million undocumented immigrants that live in the U.S. currently? What is needed to address the United State’s southern border immigration issues? How might the legal visa process become more streamlined/efficient? How do we move to both a civil and humane approach to immigration reform? How do we discuss politics, security, and the economy with a new immigration mindset?

Join our moderator, humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson, and guest presenters Violeta Chapin, University of Colorado Law School; Jorge Loweree from the American Immigration Council and Alex Nowrasteh, director of economic and social policy studies at Cato Institute as they examine immigration in American life.

Event SPEAKER(S)

Alex Nowrasteh

Alex Nowrasteh

Director of Economic and Social Policy Studies

Cato Institute

Violeta Chapin

Violeta Chapin

Clinical Professor of Law

University of Colorado Boulder

Jorge Loweree

Jorge Loweree

Managing Director of Programs and Strategy

American Immigration Council

Clay Jenkinson

Clay Jenkinson

Director

Dakota Sky Education, Inc.