Which Way, America?: Reframing, Regrouping and Realigning for Immigrant Integration

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
8:30AM – 4:30 PM
Davidson Conference Center, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA

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With the failure to secure comprehensive immigration reform in Washington – including the inability to pass even the DREAM Act – two things seem clear.  The first is that what is driving the debate is not simply the immigration system per se, but also a deeper anxiety about the changing demographics and economics of our nation. The second is that the challenge of immigration policy is moving down the geographic scale: increasingly, the battles about integrating or restricting immigrants will occur at the state, regional, and local levels.

What are the key issues facing supporters of immigrant integration in the current moment? How can we “break through” the noise of the debate with solid data on the contributions of and progress by immigrants over time?  How can new grassroots coalitions of business, community, and civic leaders impact their own regions and bubble up their efforts for a more welcoming approach as a nation?

Join us at Which Way, America? as we explore these questions, share the most recent research, and discuss how to reframe, regroup and realign for immigrant integration.

Participation is by RSVP only, and space is limited. RSVPs will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Conference fee is $20, although full scholarships are available and the fee will be waived for USC faculty and students.  For a scholarship or waiver, RSVP directly with us at csii@usc.edu.

This conference was made possible with funding from the James Irvine Foundation.

Co-sponsors include:
California Community Foundation, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, and USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

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