|March 09, 2016 at 6pm|
General Assembly at After-Words Books
23 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611
FWD.us and Bibles, Badges and Business present "Immigration and the 2016 Presidential Elections: What's on the Horizon for Reform?
Reforms to our current immigration system have become some of the most talked about issues in this Presidential election cycle. From the undocumented immigrant population of 11 million in the U.S., to the Syrian refugee crisis, to uses of the H-1B visa system for high-skilled workers, the immigration debate puts our economy, our borders and our communities under the microscope.
In this discussion, we will shed light on some of the main immigration issues of our day, discuss the components and prospects of sensible immigration reform, and hear why changes to our immigration policy are needed through the perspectives of business, technology, faith and law enforcement.
Registration opens at 6:00 p.m. Panel starts at 6:30pm.
Billy Lawless - Owner of the Gage and Acanto restaurants; Steering Committee member of the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition
Mark Harris - President, Illinois Science and Technology Coalition
Chi Chi Okwu - Associate Pastor, Willow Chicago
Michael Masters - Senior Vice President, The Soufan Group
Dina Smeltz - Senior Fellow of Public Opinion and Foreign Policy, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Tim Kustusch - Partnership Manager, World Relief DuPage Aurora
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