Institute of Politics

Immigration & Asylum: Opposing Views

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  • Location
    1212 E. 59th Street, Chicago, 60637
    Feb 26, 2024
    5:30pm – 6:45pm CST
  • Program Speaker Series

Earlier this month, a bipartisan border security bill ended up dead on arrival on Capitol Hill, succumbing to pressure from former President Donald Trump. The latest failure came as tens of thousands of migrants continue to cross the border weekly, with little hope for jobs, permanent housing and opportunities. Is there a path forward for immigration, border security and asylum reform? While most Americans agree change is needed, the paths they seek differ greatly. On one side: Doug Ducey, the former Republican governor of Arizona, who experienced a surge of migrants under three presidents over his eight years in office and joined some other border state governors in busing migrants north. On the other side: former Representative Luis Gutiérrez, an Illinois Democrat and long standing critic of American immigration policies and who has led a nationwide effort to help undocumented immigrants become naturalized citizens. Moderated by New York Times politics reporter Jonathan Weisman. This event is a part of our ongoing Counterpoint series, focused on featuring civil discourse on opposing policy views - bring your questions and come see where you fall on the spectrum of stances. Hot chocolate provided. If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact Monday, February 26, 2024 5:30 p.m. CST Ida Noyes Cloister Club

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