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MPP Forum: Welcoming: The Role of U.S. Cities in Immigration Policy with Rita Fernandez (GCD)

MPP Forum Flyer
Date & Time Feb 07 - 23 2024 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location Robertson Hall
Bowl 002
Topics Politics
Rita Fernandez '24
Audience Restricted to SPIA graduate students, faculty and fellows

U.S. cities have historically been the primary destinations for immigrants looking to start new lives in this country. Municipal governments are at the forefront of welcoming newly arrived immigrants by fostering inclusive programs and policies in their jurisdictions. However, in recent years, cities have faced significant challenges with shifting federal immigration priorities. From responding to presidential executive orders to welcoming newly-arrived asylum seekers, cities along the U.S.-Mexico border and throughout the country have found themselves at the center of the immigration debate in America. Join this MPP forum to learn how U.S. mayors are leading efforts to mobilize resources, advocate for immigration policy changes to federal and state government agencies, and take a more proactive role on the federal issue of immigration.

MPP Forum is a weekly event normally scheduled with lunch* on Fridays during the academic year. It allows each MPP student to showcase their career journey and expertise on policy issue of their choice with the SPIA community. This formal presentation is about 50 minutes followed by Q&A.

*RSVP required. Lunch will be served at noon. We will try our best but cannot guarantee accommodation for all dietary restrictions.

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