IIR November Colloquium: The U.S. Presidential Elections and Immigration Policy

Thursday, November 10, 2016 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Johnson Center, Johnson Center, Third Floor, Space F

The topic of immigration reform has been at the forefront of the US Presidential campaigns, with candidates expressing polarized versions of how the American landscape will change if elected.  This panel discussion event will examine the results of the elections and how the outcome will directly impact immigration policy in the United States.  This event is free and open to the public with registration.   

Guest speakers to include: 

Mr. Miguel Solis is the youngest serving board member to the Dallas Independent School District (ISD).  A native of Texas, Mr. Solis' professional experiences include serving as a staff member on President Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, an eighth grate U.S. history teacher, and central staff member in the Dallas (ISD).  He currently serves as the President of the Dallas-based Latino Center for Leadership Development.

Mr. Nicolas Perilla is the President of the Cisneros Center for New Americans.  A native of Arlington, Virginia, Mr. Perilla was raised in Bogota, Colombia and Springfield, Virginia.  His professional experiences include serving as a Teach For America corps member in Texas and as an AP Physics teacher and schoold administrator for IDEA Public Schools.  He also worked on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions under Chairman Tom Harkin as the 2012 - 2013 CHCI Secondary Education Graduate Fellow.