Co-responsibility and Reform: Foreign and Domestic Perspectives on Immigration

Co-responsibility and Reform: Foreign and Domestic Perspectives on Immigration

The recent influx of unaccompanied child migrants from Central America has urgent humanitarian, legal and political implications for the United States and nations south of the border. How should countries of origin and destination share the costs and other responsibilities of migration? What factors are at the intersection of domestic and regional concerns? What are possible approaches to this complex issue? At this event, a select group of stakeholders — including diplomats, policy experts, scholars, journalists, activists and government officials — explored foreign and domestic immigration policies and developed recommendations for effective strategies on both sides of the border. The event was sponsored by the Baker Institute Mexico Center and Latin America Initiative in conjunction with the American Jewish Committee’s Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs.

Click here to read the conference report. View the photo gallery and watch the highlights below. Scroll to the bottom of the page for links to the rest of the videos from the event.

 

 

 

Keynote Panel — Immigration: A Regional Perspective

 

Keynote Address by Maria Hinojosa

 

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

5:30 pm    

Opening Reception

6:30 pm    

Keynote Panel — Immigration: A Regional Perspective

Moderator: Dina Siegel Vann
Director, Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs, American Jewish Committee

His Excellency Francisco Altschul
Ambassador of El Salvador to the United States

His Excellency Julio Alejandro Ligorría
Ambassador of Guatemala to the United States

Reyna Torres Mendívil
Director General for Protection of Mexicans Abroad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico

 

  Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

8:00 am    

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 am    

Welcome

8:40 am    

Panel I — A Shared Responsibility? U.S. Foreign Policy and Immigration

Moderator: Tony Payan, Ph.D.
Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies, and Director, Mexico Center, Baker Institute

Roberta S. Jacobson
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Oscar Chacón
Executive Director, National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities

10:00 am    

Panel II — Domestic Policy and the Politics of Immigration

Moderator: Charles C. Foster
Chairman, Foster LLP

Sylvia Manzano, Ph.D. (click here to view slides)
Principal, Latino Decisions

Marc R. Rosenblum, Ph.D. (click here to read remarks)
Deputy Director, Migration Policy Institute

Noon    

Keynote Luncheon

Maria Hinojosa
Award-winning NPR/PBS Journalist and Media Entrepreneur

 

 

To view the entire conference, please click below:

Video 1 - Immigration: A Regional Perspective

Video 2 - A Shared Responsibility? U.S. Foreign Policy and Immigration

Video 3 - Domestic Policy and the Politics of Immigration

Video 4 - Keynote Luncheon

 

 

Group(s): Mexico Center

When?

Mon, Jan. 12 - Tue, Jan. 13, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

Event has ended

Where?

James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005
United States