About this Event
As a border state with a large and growing immigrant population, Texas is disproportionately affected by federal immigration policies and is ground zero for the national immigration debate. The Houston region, home to 1.6 million immigrants, is key to understanding the importance of immigrants to local economic growth and community stability.
At this conference, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and representatives from local and national organizations address how Houston can take a lead role in the immigration discussion. The event also includes a panel of experts who will share current research and data on immigration in the Greater Houston region, a screening of a short film from the “Rational Middle of Immigration” series, and breakout sessions on addressing workforce, policy and
social support issues.
This event is co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Mexico Center, New American Economy and the Center for Houston’s Future. Additional assistance is provided from The Rational Middle, the Anti-Defamation League, Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative, the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, National Immigration Forum and the City of Houston’s Office of New Americans and Immigrant Communities.