Date(s) - March 11, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Can Our Immigration System Be Fixed? If So, How?

Immigration has taken center stage in the national discourse and is a key issue for the upcoming elections. Who we admit and how many are hot issues, as is the consequent size and cost of our immigration system. And the impact of immigrants in our labor force is an increasingly contentious debate.While most everyone agrees our current immigration system is broken, there seems to be little consensus on how to fix it. But are there opportunities for agreement across the political aisle? Where can we move forward on reforms?

Theresa Cardinal Brown will discuss these issues and how the daily news and social media overestimate the divisions among Americans on these issues and underestimate the common ground that exists.


Theresa Brown

Theresa Cardinal Brown, Director of Immigration and Cross-Border Policy, Bipartisan Policy Center

Brown is the Bipartisan Policy Center’s director of immigration and cross-border policy. Her 20 year career includes serving as director of immigration and border policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She served in the administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Under Bush, she was a policy advisor in the office of the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. She was later director of the Immigration Legislation Task Force in the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Policy.Brown is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Delaware, with a degree in International Relations and Economics.