Immigrant Struggles, Immigrant Gifts

A panel discussion with

DEBORAH DASH MOORE
WILLIAM G. ROSS
ALEX NOWRASTEH

moderated by DIANE PORTNOY

Date

Oct
8
Wednesday
October 8, 2014
7:00 PM

Location

FPC Parish House
3 Church St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Cambridge Forum presents a panel discussion on Diane Portnoy's book Immigrant Struggles, Immigrant Gifts.

This summer’s focus on the 50,000+ children crossing the southern border of the United States has again brought U.S. immigration policy into sharp relief.

Are current policies adequate for today’s immigrant experience? How is modern immigration different from that of previous generations?

By examining the immigrant experience of various ethnic and religious groups throughout U.S. history, the book Immigrant Struggles, Immigrant Gifts demonstrates that the same patterns of native resistance, immigrant struggles and contributions have occurred over and over again. This panel discussion, featuring historian Deborah Dash Moore, Constitutional Law expert William G. Ross, and policy analyst Alex Nowrasteh of the Cato Institute, puts today’s immigration debate into a larger political, historical, sociological, and legal perspective. Diane Portnoy, founder and CEO of The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc., moderates.

FPC Parish House
3 Church St., Cambridge, MA 02138
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