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American Forum - First Year 2017: Building a Wall, Foreign Workers, and What’s Really Possible

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Gary Freeman, Tamar Jacoby
January 31, 2017
1:00PM - 2:15PM (EST)

Gary Freeman
Gary Freeman

Tamar Jacoby
Tamar Jacoby

PBS World Channel National Broadcast: Virginia, February 19, 2017/Nationally, February 22, 2017

Gary Freeman is professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin where he specializes in the politics of immigration, comparative social policy, and politics in western democracies. He is currently editing a Handbook on Migration and Social Policy (Elgar, 2016). He has published four books, Immigrant Labor and Racial Conflict in Industrial Societies (1979), Nations of Immigrants: Australia, the United States, and International Migration (1992)(edited with James Jupp), Immigration and Security (2009)(edited with Terri Givens, and David Leal), Immigration and Public Opinion (2013, edited with Randall Hansen and David Leal). Prof. Freeman has also held Fellowships from the German Marshall Fund and the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Tamar Jacoby is president and CEO of ImmigrationWorks USA, a national federation of small business owners working to advance better immigration law. A former journalist and author, Jacoby was a senior writer and justice editor at Newsweek and, before that, the deputy editor of The New York Times op-ed page. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Weekly Standard and Foreign Affairs, among other publications. She is the author of Someone Else’s House: America’s Unfinished Struggle for Integration, and editor of Reinventing the Melting Pot: The New Immigrants and What It Means To Be American.

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