Current discussions of immigration—by those concerned about the mistreatment of people entering the U.S. and the number of people entering—miss an important point that should find broad agreement: for decades bi-partisan U.S. policies have forced too many people out of their home countries, often to the United States. These policies include subverting and overthrowing progressive governments, supporting war and repression, undermining farmers’ livelihoods, and fueling the displacement caused by climate change.
The start of the next administration in Washington is an opportunity to change course and pursue policies that help people thrive in their home countries. Join us on October 28 for a conversation from the perspectives of academia and human rights advocacy about how the new administration and new Congress, as well as advocacy organizations, can help maximize the opportunities for a new policy direction.
Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, Ph.D., Associate professor, Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University and Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Brian Concannon: Human rights lawyer, Executive Director of Project Blueprint
Indran Amirthanayagam, Poet, Author of Migrant States
Moderator: Yvette LaGonterie, MIRR Alliance Advisory Board
Co-sponsored by MIRR Alliance and Project Blueprint