Public Policy Forums: Feet in Two Worlds

The Economy vs. Immigration: What will unlock the Latino vote in 2012?

The Economy vs. Immigration: What will unlock the Latino vote in 2012?

This town hall explored the tensions in the complex relationship that has evolved between the Latino electorate and the presidential candidates. Will economic concerns guide at the voting booth? Will the candidates' immigration policies dominate? Or will large numbers of Latinos simply sit out this election? read more » view video »


THE DETENTION DILEMMA: FAMILIES, SECURITY AND IMMIGRANT RIGHTS

THE DETENTION DILEMMA: FAMILIES, SECURITY AND IMMIGRANT RIGHTS

2/23/12 - Can the detention system do a better job of balancing the country's core values as a nation of immigrants and promoter of human rights? What are the effects of the current situation on individuals who spend months or years in detention, and on their families?
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dream activists and the immigrant rights movement

10/18/11 - Passage of the DREAM Act would make many undocumented young people legal residents, start them on a path to citizenship and make them eligible for financial aid if they finish college or serve in the military. What are the political implications of young, undocumented immigrants taking a central role in the movement for immigrant rights?
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immigrant electoral power: the changing face of leadership in NYC

10/19/10 - As new generations of immigrants emerge and their children grow up, is New York's political character changing? Can new communities gain influence in government and society and help reshape our political leadership?
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Deconstructing the Immigrant Vote: A Feet in Two Worlds Town Hall

9/25/08 - 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? read more »

Same News, Different Views: Bridging the Gap Between Ethnic and Mainstream Media

5/24/07 - The federal immigration policy debate may soon reach its climactic moment, changing the lives of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers. If you read or listen to the mainstream English-language press, what are you missing?
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WITH FEET IN TWO WORLDS: Immigrants In A Global City

5/10/05 - New Yorkers thrive amid multiple hybrid cultures bridging east and west, north and south. Meanwhile millions of city residents have their ears and eyes attuned to their home countries, to their families, politics, cultural life and the flow of money across borders. read more »