Plenary Panel V: Overcoming Political Obstacles to Building Communities of Belonging

Plenary Panel V: Overcoming Political Obstacles to Building Communities of Belonging

At a time of harsh and restrictionist federal policies, many states and localities have opted to treat immigrants and their families as full members of their communities, extending to them a range of services, programs, and benefits. This panel features political leaders from cities and counties from across the United States who will discuss the role of local government in immigrant integration, protection, and defense at a time of multiple challenges and crises. Speakers include:

Moderator: J. Kevin Appleby, Center for Migration Studies

Panelists:

  • The Honorable Tim Keller, Mayor of Albuquerque, NM
  • The Honorable Donald “Dee” Margo, Mayor of El Paso, TX
  • Denis McDonough, Professor of Practice of Public Policy Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame
Media Date October 1, 2020