June 15, 2013
Comprehensive Immigration Reform: DREAMs, Possibilities, and Obstacles
Manu RajuSenior Congressional Reporter, Politico
David A. MartinWarner-Booker Distinguished Professor of International Law, University of Virginia School of Law
Clarissa Martínez-De-CastroDirector, Civic Engagement and Immigration, National Council of La Raza
Sarita GuptaExecutive Director, Jobs with Justice
Alex NowrastehImmigration Policy Analyst, Cato Institute
This time around real, comprehensive immigration reform looks possible, including a path to legalization for the 11 million undocumented individuals who live and work in the U.S. Will it include a temporary worker program? A path to citizenship for the undocumented youth known as “DREAMers”? A new employment verification system? What must be done legislatively and what can be accomplished administratively to reform our immigration system? This panel will examine pending proposals from the legislative and executive branches, the opposition to them, and the possibility of legal challenges.