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Thursday, April 26, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Featuring: Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), ranking member on the House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement; Tamar Jacoby, Immigration Works USA; Pia Orrenius, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; Ali Noorani, National Immigration Forum; Barry Chiswick, George Washington University; Jim Harper, Cato Institute; Madeline Zavodny, Agnes Scott College; Stuart Anderson, National Foundation for American Policy; Ted Alden, Council on Foreign Relations; Bryan Caplan, George Mason University; Alex Nowrasteh, Competitive Enterprise Institute. Moderated by Ilya Shapiro, Sallie James, and Dan Ikenson of the Cato Institute.
The Winter 2012 issue of Cato Journal
was devoted to the critical question of "Is Immigration Good for
America?" In conjunction with its publication, we are pleased to present
this special Conference, featuring presentations by many of the
national experts who contributed to the publication, along with
addresses by other key figures in the immigration debate.
We are a nation peopled almost exclusively by immigrants or those who
are descended from immigrants. More than any other major nation, we are
defined by our immigrant past, present, and future. Yet there are
significant incongruities between the immigration system we currently
have and the one that would best serve our economic interests and our
ideals as a free society.
This conference will address a number of key questions, including: