Since the new U.S. administration entered office in 2017, immigration has been a constant point of debate. The drive to reform has raised questions about the supply of skilled and unskilled labor, humanitarian responsibilities, and national security. Stereotypes of migrants from across the Atlantic, Pacific, and U.S. land borders have hampered dialogue on the best solution moving forward. In addition to multi-generation residents, new migrants to Houston have transformed the city's demographics to make it one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country according to Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. Within the Asian communities, Houston has large groups of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Pakistani, and Vietnamese heritage, among other backgrounds. Join Asia Society for a discussion with national and local experts on immigration in the United States, the future of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), and the RAISE (Reforming American Immigration for a strong economy) Act proposed in summer 2017.
Wednesday September 20, 6:30pm-8:15pm
Asia Society, 1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, Texas 77004
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