Panel Seeks Common Ground in Fixing our Broken Immigration System
Posted on Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 15:16 pm
On December 5th, Human Rights First hosted a panel discussion at the Newseum in Washington, DC that presented a range of views on what is needed to reform the nation's immigration system. Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Dr. Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention, Thomas F. McLarty of McLarty Associates, James W. Ziglar of the Migration Policy Institute, and Edward Alden of the Council on Foreign Relations participated in the event. Thomas McLarty noted that irregular crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border has decreased to 1970s levels and suggested that the growing influence of the Latino electorate and the improving economy of Mexico (which has stemmed the migration flow) may make immigration reform possible. Watch the discussion.