Join the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative for a conversation with congressional leaders and migration policy experts focusing on the challenges and opportunities ahead with implementing comprehensive immigration reform.
From the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 to standalone bills in Congress, conversations about immigration cannot be divorced from the essential role of immigrants in COVID-19 relief and recovery. Undocumented immigrants are central to the success of the nation, yet they are excluded from critical economic, political and civic opportunities. This not only impacts their lives but hinders progress for the country as we seek to overcome a global pandemic.
LPPI will convene a diverse set of voices to address two fundamental questions: What should 21st century immigration reform look like and what are the challenges and opportunities to pass a package that doesn’t leave anyone behind?
The webinar will be moderated by Russell Conteras, Axios race and justice reporter, and feature these panelists:
- Joaquin Castro, United States Representative, TX-20
- Andrew Selee, President of the Migration Policy Institute
- Dr. Cecilia Menjívar, Dorothy Meier Chair in Social Equities and Professor of Sociology at UCLA
- Angélica Salas, Executive Director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, Los Angeles
- Linda Sánchez, United States Representative, CA-38 (Invited)
- Rob Bonta, California Attorney General (Invited)