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Post-Debate: A National Conversation on Immigration


WHEN: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. ET

WHERE: Bipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye St. NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC, 20005

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Only a few months into the 2016 presidential election cycle and immigration has placed itself at the center of the national conversation on numerous occasions. Many candidates already stated their views on several aspects of immigration policy ahead of the first Republican primary debate on August 6. From interior enforcement and border security to legal immigration and addressing the unauthorized population, immigration promises to be a recurring issue in many of the debates and the election going forward.

BPC hosted an expert panel to discuss the immigration issues being addressed by candidates and examine their implications for both immigration policy and the election going forward.


Mark Krikorian
Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies

Marielena Hincapié
Executive Director, National Immigration Law Center

Laura Vazquez
Senior Immigration Legislative Analyst, National Council of La Raza

Randel Johnson
Senior Vice President, Labor, Immigration and Employee Benefits, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Moderated by:

Francine Kiefer
Congressional Correspondent, The Christian Science Monitor