Immigration & the Future of New York Panel Discussion at Macaulay Honors College


(l-r) Bill Ritter, Kathryn Wylde, Nisha Agarwai, Nancy Foner and Jacob Vigdor.

(l-r) Bill Ritter, Kathryn Wylde, Nisha Agarwal, Nancy Foner and Jacob Vigdor.

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York welcomes a distinguished panel of experts for a wide-ranging discussion on Immigration and the Future of New York on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 6:45pm-7:45pm. This is one of a series of evening talks commemorating Macaulay’s 15th anniversary and will focus on the ways in which immigration has become a defining issue in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Panelists will be Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner in the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs; Nancy Foner, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and The City University of New York Graduate Center; Jacob L. Vigdor, the Daniel J. Evans Professor of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington and an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute; and Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of Partnership for New York City. The panel will be moderated by Bill Ritter, anchor of the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. broadcasts of Eyewitness News on Channel 7 WABC-TV.

“The future of immigration policy is of utmost importance to our nation, for New York and for our students, many of whom are either themselves immigrants, or children of immigrant parents,” said Mary Pearl, Ph.D, Interim Dean of Macaulay. “We are pleased to welcome this distinguished panel of thought leaders who each bring insightful ideas to this noteworthy discussion.”

In addition to addressing such subjects as “dreamer” students and their families, the panelists will discuss possible immigration policies and priorities for a new presidential administration and new Congress taking office in 2017; and how national policy affects what will be achievable for immigration rights in New York. This event is made possible, in part, by a gift from The Jack Miller Center.

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