This event is cosponsored by Refugee Council USA, a coalition dedicated to refugee protection, welcome, and excellence in the U.S. resettlement program.
Monday, October 22, 6-9pm
Johnson Center Cinema
Wednesday, November 28, 5pm
Johnson Center Meeting Room F
The midterm elections will likely have important consequences for immigration policies. Depending on the outcome, a new Congress can pass new laws, alter how funds are appropriated, and hold hearings on immigration. The 2018 election results can also determine the rhetoric and actions around immigration leading up to the 2020 elections. Our expert panelists will discuss what is likely to change -- and what will not change -- in 2019 and beyond.
Co-Sponsored by the Immigrant Learning Center
Speakers discussed how cities, organizations, law enforcement, and alliances can economically and socially integrate immigrants in their communities. Then experts from localities across the country shared models and practices that can be replicated in other communities. Featured Abigail Fisher Williamson, PhD, author of Welcoming New Americans? Local Governments and Immigrant Incorporation.
Co-sponsored by the Schar School of Policy and Government
Co-sponsored by Global Affairs and Latin American Studies
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) allows people from certain countries to remain in the United States temporarily if the US determines it is not safe for them to return to their home countries. TPS for people from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, and Nicaragua will end in 2019. More than 20,000 of these TPS beneficiaries live in Virginia alone. They have lived here for many years, have families, and own homes and businesses. They contribute to the economy by working and paying taxes. The panelists provided insights into how the decision to end TPS may impact Northern Virginia's communities and economy.
with Marc Rosenblum, Deputy Assistant Secretary and Director of the Office of Immigration Statistics at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
The Office of Immigration Statistics leads the collection and dissemination to Congress and the public of statistical information and analysis useful in evaluating the social, economic, environmental, and demographic impact of immigration laws, migration flows, and immigration enforcement. The Office establishes standards of reliability and validity for the Department’s immigration statistics. And the Office develops other immigration-related reports and conducts research at the direction of the Secretary. Dr. Rosenblum will discuss his role at the Office of Immigration Statistics and the resources his office offers researchers studying immigration.
with IIR Program Coordinator, Michele Waslin, Ph.D.