Immigration Policy Reform in a Down Economy

President Barack Obama won over many immigrant and Latino voters by promising to tackle immigration reform in his first year in office. The fragile economy coupled with high unemployment rates have many wondering if the new Administration will be able to deliver on its promise. With nearly 12 million undocumented immigrants living and working in the United States, immigration reform remains a pressing topic of concern for communities and cities across the country.

This three-part series sponsored by the Women of Color Policy Network, NYU Wagner, the Migration Policy Institute, and the National Council of La Raza, will bring together leading scholars, advocates, policy analysts, and practitioners to discuss the prospects of immigration reform in a vulnerable economy; raids and detention center abuses; the impact of immigration on women and families; pathways to citizenship; and what issues the new Administration should prioritize.

Please select the session(s) for which you would like to RSVP.
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2009, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Delivering on the Promise: Prospects for Immigration Reform in the New Administration
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map


Thursday, Apr. 23, 2009, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Shifting Communities: Race, Immigration and Politics in American Suburbs
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map


Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2009, 6:00pm-8:00pm
A Country of One's Own: Race, Class, Gender and Immigration Policy in the United States
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map