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Immigration Update: Immigration has been a major US political concern for decades as policymakers try to balance competing interests. Congress has been unwilling to act fomenting a problem that continues to divide Americans. What’s the latest on border security, family separation, refugees? Unlike in the past, are immigrants hurting our economy? Are immigrants taking jobs? Beyond the rhetoric and emotions, what are fair and sensible solutions Americans around which we can coalesce around? What role will the immigration issue play in the 2018 elections? This is a rare opportunity to get useful information from Hanna Siegel of the New American Economy.
Hanna Siegel is the Managing Director of New American Economy (NAE), a bipartisan coalition of business, civic, and cultural leaders in all 50 states dedicated to making a case for smart, sensible immigration reform. Before her time at NAE, Hanna worked as an Associate Producer for ABC News, working on the Domestic News Desk, World News, and in the Investigative Unit. She has a master’s degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University. She currently lives in Brooklyn and is originally from Rochester, New York.