Immigration Reform

Immigration is part of the DNA of our country. But it is also a hot-button topic; migration from countries with rapid population growth and challenging economic issues continues to increase. Immigration opponents cite financial and security reasons for stemming the flow of migrants, while proponents argue that immigrants make significant contributions to the economy and to American Culture in general. Given the current economic downturn and constant security threats, it's hard to get beyond rhetoric and headlines. What are the historic, economic, legal, and cultural imperatives behind immigration? What does the melting pot look like today? And where are we headed? Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, Georgetown Law Center President Alexander Aleinikoff, Law Professor David Kennedy discuss with Booz Allen Hamilton Vice President Jack Mayer.

Festival: 2009

Watch and Listen: Security

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