Conversations on Controversial Issues: Moderated by Clay Jenkinson presents U.S. Immigration
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; Alex Nowrasteh, director of economic and social policy studies at Cato Institute and Jessica Vaughan, director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, as they examine immigration in American life.
Director of Policy Studies
Center for Immigration Studies
Director of Economic and Social Policy Studies
Clinical Professor of Law
University of Colorado Boulder
Managing Director of Programs and Strategy
American Immigration Council
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