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Overhauling Immigration Laws: What Will Reform Mean for Labor, Business and Society?

June 20 2013

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Webcast Date: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Time: 11 a.m. (EDT)

This webcast is free of charge.
This webcast will be closed captioned.

As a Senate vote on the immigration reform bill approaches, the debate about the impact of the new law on the economy and the broader society will intensify.
Among the tough questions facing policymakers: Is the proposed reform a step in the right direction for U.S.-born and immigrant workers and families? How will this new law satisfy the agreement achieved by business and labor on worker visas? What is the significance of a path to citizenship?
Lowell Turner, ILR School professor and director of ILR’s Worker Institute, will open the program. Maria Figueroa, director of labor and policy research at ILR's Worker Institute, will moderate the discussion, featuring both labor and business perspectives.


Eliseo Medina, International Secretary Treasurer of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Medina has been one of the most influential voices for the labor movement in the immigration reform debate.

Randel K. Johnson, Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Johnson regularly testifies before Congress and has gained national recognition as an expert on employment and immigration issues.

To view an introductory video about the webcast, please visit https://youtube/f1w1Bjbadc4
This webcast is co-sponsored by the Worker Institute at Cornell. ILR's Worker Institute engages in research and education on contemporary labor issues to generate innovative thinking and solutions to problems related to work, economy and society. The institute brings together researchers, educators and students with practitioners in labor, business and policymaking to confront growing economic and social inequalities.