Join the Rational Middle of Immigration: Solutions Summit on May 12

The following information is from the Eventbrite page for the Rational Middle of Immigration Solutions Summit. Click here to purchase tickets for the event that begins May 12, 2021 at 11 AM CT.

Join a group of leading thinkers in immigration advocacy and policy in an exploration of two major pain points in immigration reform.

About this Event

Join us in The Rational Middle as we explore some of the biggest pain points to immigration reform: Achieving Border Security and Earning Citizenship. The discussion will be led by a group of thought leaders in immigration advocacy, policy, and reform. Through this event, we will work to find common ground, identify metrics for success, and start conversations that will move the country toward national buy-in on meaningful policy change surrounding immigration.


DW Gibson, journalist and the author of 14 Miles: Building the Border Wall. His previous books include the awarding-winning The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification in the Twenty-First Century and Not Working: People Talk About Losing a Job and Finding Their Way in Today’s Changing Economy.


Roadblocks to American Border Security

One of the most pressing issues facing the nation today is managing the flows across the United States southern border. Finding humane ways of directing migrants to ports of entry, facilitating an expedient court appearance, and preventing illicit activities will help us create a more secure border and orderly and fair entry into the United States.

Featuring: Ali Noorani (National Immigration Forum), Randy Capps (Migration Policy Institute), Victoria DeFrancesco Soto (LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin), and Tony Payan (Center for the United States and Mexico at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy).


Shifting the Conversation on Earned Citizenship

As the United States continues to grapple with how to manage the over 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country, more and more Americans support the idea of an earned path to citizenship. Our panelists discuss how this process should work and how Congress can begin to bridge the gap of American immigration reform by wiping the deck and what must happen to prevent another buildup of undocumented migrants.

Featuring: Jill Campbell (BakerRipley), Charles C. Foster (Foster LLP), Jorge Lima (Americans for Prosperity), and Allen Orr ( Orr Immigration Law Firm PC).


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