MAINSTAGE PLENARY: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? THE PATH FORWARD FOR IMMIGRANT INTEGRATION & NIIC CLOSING

After years of progress on immigrant and refugee integration policy at the federal, state, and local levels, two years of a Presidential Task Force on New Americans, the first-ever Presidential candidates' commitments to an Office for New Americans and a broad immigrant integration agenda, champions in Mayors and legislators… we face an entirely new political reality. What is immigrant integration in 2017 and beyond? What will it mean for our work together? For our work with grassroots leaders and states and cities? Join the foremost thought leaders in the field to strategize. 

  • Introductory Remarks: Tara Raghuveer, Deputy Director, National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) 

  • Moderator: Manuel Pastor, Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity, Director, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, and Director, USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at the University of Southern California

  • Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner, New York City Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs

  • Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director and Co-Founder, United We Dream

  • Eva Millona, Executive Director, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition; NPNA Board Co-Chair  

  • Angelica Salas, Executive Director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA); NPNA Executive Committee Member

Location: LEGENDS BALLROOM A-G