More than ever before, immigrant voters are key players in electoral politics and the presidential race. Yet their opinions and concerns are often overlooked by mainstream media. What are the top issues and priorities for today’s immigrant voters? How are the nation’s immigrant communities responding to the candidates’ efforts to woo them—and who will win their votes?
The Center for New York City Affairs brings together reporters, immigrant advocates, analysts and grassroots organizers to discuss these questions.
Aswini Anburajan, Reporter, Feet in Two Worlds
Joshua Hoyt, Executive Director, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Glenn Magpantay, Staff Attorney, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
Pilar Marrero, Columnist and Political Editor, La Opinión
Clarissa Martinez De Castro, Director of Immigration and National Campaigns, National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
Arturo Vargas, Executive Director, National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO)
MODERATOR: John Rudolph, Executive Producer, Feet in Two Worlds
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This event and the Feet in Two Worlds project are made possible thanks to the generous support of the David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Sirus Fund, The Menemsha Fund and an anonymous donor.