immigration policy

immigration policy

WorldAffairs 2014 | The Human Face of Immigration

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Full event details: worldaffairs.org/wa2014 Comprehensive immigration reform is at the top of the policy agenda in 2014. While the debate may be no less contentious than it has been in the past, there is growing consensus that a solution can be found, not only for those already here but for those who would like to come. Perspectives vary regarding immigrants in the United States with both positive and negative viewpoints, but many agree that workers are needed across the spectrum—high-tech, low-tech or no-tech. From the food that we eat to the high-tech start ups, large portions of the US economy are dependent upon foreign-born workers. Who are these people and how can immigration policy best be shaped to help fuel America's innovation economy? What is the status of this debate? Speakers Tara Magner, Program Officer, Policy Research, US Programs, MacArthur Foundation Simon Rosenberg, President and Founder, NDN Jose Antonio Vargas, Founder, Define American