Immigration Reform and Immigrant Integration: The Prospects for 2013

Featured Speaker:
Lawrence Benito, Chief Executive Officer
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Theme:
Immigration Reform & Immigrant Integration, The Prospects for 2013

Date:

11:30am — February 20th, 2013 — Wednesday

In the 2012 Presidential election, Latinos, Asians, and other immigrants played a decisive role not only in the outcome of who would be President, but also in Congressional and State races. Fueled by the strength of immigrant turnout and the impact on elections, there is renewed bi-partisan interest in addressing our immigration policies, and taking a deeper look at commonsense approaches that uphold our nation’s values and moves us forward together. This presentation and discussion will provide a current state of play of the immigration proposals in Washington, DC, as well as insight to the current organizing campaigns of advocates locally and nationally.