Panel Discussion: How to Have Difficult Conversations on Immigration

The following article is from Center for Houston's Future regarding a recent panel discussion on immigration:

It is clear immigration will continue to be a major issue in the coming year, and many of us have friends and family with different perspectives. Thanksgiving is coming up, and whether you break bread in person or virtually, you can use these ideas to structure that conversation.

We shared useful facts, and talk about what to say and how to say it when facts don’t resonate.

This panel continues the work we’ve been doing in partnership with Rational Middle Media, New American Economy and Rice University’s Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico the past several years to advance the conversation about immigration policy and its economic impact at local, state and national levels. We screened a brief video from Rational Middle Media, and Chelsie Kramer of New American Economy shared insights on messaging gained from their recent work with chambers of commerce.

Laura Collins, Director, George W. Bush Institute

Zaira Garcia, Texas State Director,
Candy Marshall, President, TheDream.US
Dan Vallone, Director, More in Common USA


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