The IOP welcomed IOP Fellow Alfredo Corchado, David Suro, Primitivo Rodriguez, and Kenneth I. Trujillo to discuss U.S.-Mexico relations, immigration, and politics, drawing from their own immigrant experiences. Moderating this event was Angela Kocherga, director of the borderlands bureau of Cronkite News at Arizona PBS.
Mr. Corchado is an award-winning journalist, author, and co-director of the Borderlands Program at The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. Mr. Trujillo entered politics and ran for mayor in Philadelphia. A serial entrepreneur, he's also one of the top lawyers in the country. Mr. Rodriguez, before returning to Mexico, was a community and political organizer in Chicago and Philadelphia, forming binational organizations to protect the civil rights of Mexicans on both sides of the border. Mr. Suro, a restaurateur, seduces Americans via cuisine and spirits. His work generates jobs on both sides of the border, serving as an ambassador of Mexico’s quiet power.