It is extremely rare to read or hear any sane, informed commentary on immigration. An exception is the recent Commonwealth Club of California panel discussion New Lives and Old Dreams: Immigration in America 2012. I can promise you some new insights in sound immigration policy.
The panel is comprised of:
Arturo S. Rodriguez, President, United Farm Workers
Lavinia Limón, President and CEO, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
Dulce Matuz, President, Arizona Dream Act Coalition
Deep Nishar, Senior Vice President, Products & User Experience, LinkedIn
Raul Ramirez, Executive Director of News and Public Affairs, KQED Public Radio – Moderator
(…) In the Bay Area, the immigration conversation often centers around limited H1-B visas for techies, while most of the country broods over access to education, employment, social services and integration into the broader community. What does a ‘typical’ immigrant really look like in the U.S. in 2012? How do immigration policies actually impact the lives of documented and undocumented immigrants? Our diverse panel dives deep into the issues. Come hear the true stories shared by more than 10 million individuals.