Immigration Reform Bill
Today the Gang of Eight released the details of their proposed immigration reform, which includes, among other things, a 13-year path to citizenship for unauthorized workers and tightened border security. Read more details here about the Gang of Eight's proposal. As lawmakers, and the nation, consider the broad proposal, here is a look back at immigration coverage at the Aspen Ideas Festival.
Last summer, Valerie Jarrett joined Walter Isaacson in the Benedict Music Tent where they discussed immigration policy and the steps the Obama Administration was taking to help with comprehensive reform, including the Dream Act. "We've been consistently reaching out and trying to engage in a dialog with members of Congress to solve the comprehensive immigration challenge," Jarrett said. "It's not going to go away and we have to do something about it. And the President has felt very strongly we are a nation of laws and we are a nation of immigrants and we have got to tackle this issue." Watch their conversation here:
In 2011, Melody Barns (photo: top) took the dais at Aspen Ideas to discuss domestic policy and immigration and what the Obama Administration had been focusing on to that point. "We've always known that this issue was one that has to be forged with a bipartisan team," Barnes said.
In 2010, Ricardo Salinas, a leading entrepreneur and executive in Latin America explored immigration, economic development, and democracy. Watch his session here: