Panel Sparks Conversation on Immigration in the United States

October 3, 2018. FPI’s Deputy Director and Director of Immigration Research, David Dyssegaard Kallick, joined Emily Ngara of Hofstra’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law and Saul Guerrera of United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, at Hofstra University on September 26, in a panel to discuss immigration challenges. The topics discussed included Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), family separations, deportations, labor trends, obstacles for obtaining citizenship, refugees and asylees.

Emily Ngara, the attorney-in-charge of the Deportation Defense Clinic at Hofstra’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law; Saul Guerrera, a labor organizer at United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and David Dysseggaard Kallick, the deputy director and the director of Immigration Research at the Fiscal Policy Institute shared insight on the controversy surrounding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), family separations and deportation.

“Refugees admitted [to the United States] has dropped to 20,000 a year,” Kallick said. He noted that immigration is more diverse than most realize and is a vital part of the nation’s identity. “America has a long history of being a leader in welcoming immigrants, especially refugees and asylees.”

“Immigration is much more diverse than we often realize,” Kallick said.

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