Institute for Immigration Research


IIR April Colloquium: Creating Welcoming Cities for Immigrants with Data 

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April 26th, 6:00pm in Merten Hall 1204

Join us to learn how Join us to learn how data plays an important role in creating welcoming cities for immigrants. Guest speaker Andrew Lim, Associate Director of Research at the New American Economy (NAE), will present his findings.  This event is free and open to the public with registration.  Light refreshments will be served.

New American Economy (NAE) brings together more than 500 Republican, Democratic, and Independent mayors and business leaders who support immigration reforms that will help create jobs for Americans today. NAE members include mayors of more than 35 million people nationwide and business leaders of companies that generate more than $1.5 trillion and employ more than 4 million people across all sectors of the economy, from Agriculture to Aerospace, Hospitality to High Tech and Media to Manufacturing.


DACA, DAPA & Deportation:  Defending Dreamers and their Families

February 27, 2017

Mr. Aldo Bello, Mind & Media Inc.

Ms. Ana Tobar, Mason DREAMers

Dr. Elizabeth Vaquera, Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute, The George Washington University

Ms. Susannah Volpe, Ayuda


IIR Panel Discussion - Xenophobia and Islamophobia in the Modern Era

February 1, 2017

Dr. Besheer Mohamad, Pew Research Center

Ms. Amber Jamil, American Pakistan Foundation

Dr. Ahmet Tekelioglu, Ali Vural Ak Global Islamic Studies Center, GMU

Dr. Patricia Malden, School for Conflict Resolution and Analysis, GMU




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