Results of 2009 Austin Immigration Conference

Overview/Summaries of Presentations

  • Empire and Immigration: The U.S. and Mexico in Comparative Perspective by Paul Hart, Ph.D, Associate Professor of History, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
  • Immigration From a Faith Based Perspective by Kevin Appleby, Director, Migration and Refugee Services, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, D.C.
  • United States Immigration Laws by Paul Parsons, Immigration Attorney, Board Certified, Austin, TX –
  • Immigration and the Economy by Jon Hockenyos, President, Texas Perspectives, Austin, TX
  • The Texas Legislature and Immigration Policy by Honorable Gonzalo Barrientos (Texas Senate 1985 – 2007), President & Principal Gonzalo Barrientos & Associates, Inc., and Senior Advisor and Associate for Adelante Solutions, Inc., Austin, TX
  • The Immigration Question for Austin by Chris Jimmerson, Executive Director, American Gateways, Austin, TX; and Meg Poag, Executive Director, Literacy Coalition of Central Texas, Austin, TX
  • Immigration and Enforcement and the Local Impacts to Communities by Maile Broccoli-Hickey, Executive Director, English at Work, Austin, TX; and Amy Thompson, Policy Analyst, Austin, TX
  • Creating Public Awareness by Caroline Keating-Guerra, Coordinator, Immigrant Rights Coalition, Austin, TX
  • Results of Participant Evaluations
  • Discussion Results

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