In May and June 2020, the BPC hosted six virtual roundtables—four in partnership with the Wisconsin Institute of Public Policy and Service and two with the Center for Houston’s Future—to further our understanding of how local community leaders viewed the immigration issue being debated nationally. The meetings, which each had three to nine attendees from different racial and immigrant backgrounds representing government, private sector, and non-profit organizations in Wisconsin and Texas, sought to understand how these stakeholders viewed immigration. On January 25, BPC released a report that examines the findings of these roundtables.
On January 21, 2021, Theresa Cardinal Brown hosted a deep-dive conversation to discuss the roundtables and respective report with BPC’s partners in these events, Laura Goldberg, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Communications at the Center for Houston’s Future, and Julie Bunczak, Program Manager at the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service. Also participating was Mark Hugo Lopez, Director of Global Migration and Demography Research at Pew Research Center.
Read the full report