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American Forum - Is Immigration Reform Politically Possible Under the Obama Administration?

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Edward Schumacher-Matos
November 12, 2010
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EST)

Edward Schumacher-Matos
Edward Schumacher-Matos

This Forum is part of a series on Latin America.

As the nation struggles to define its immigration policy, EDWARD SCHUMACHER-MATOS, director of Harvard’s Initiative on Immigration and Integration Policy and Studies, will analyze the difficult choices America faces in solving the current immigration crisis. An expert on Latin American affairs, Schumacher-Matos writes a nationally syndicated column for The Washington Post Writers Group and is currently working on a book on unauthorized immigration. He was the managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Americas, a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, a member of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team at The Philadelphia Inquirer, and founded the Rumbo chain of Spanish-language newspapers in Texas.

This event is part of…

Latin America: In the last decade, we have witnessed a dramatic rise of leftist governments in Latin America. At the same time, there has also been a substantive decline in U.S. influence in the region, perhaps best exemplified by the failed launch of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). And long-standing issues such as drug control and immigration remain at the forefront of U.S.-Latin American policy concerns. For these reasons, in the fall of 2008, ten years after Chavez' landmark election in 1998, the Miller Center at the University of Virginia launched a special ongoing Forum series focused on Latin America.

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