Alejandro Portes - University of Miami
Salomón Chertorivski - Chamber of Deputies of Mexico
Mark Green - Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
As the Western hemisphere continues to experience record levels of irregular migration, rhetoric on the issue is increasingly becoming polarized as receiving communities across the U.S. struggle to cope with the influx. In order to sustainably and humanely advance the socio-economic integration of refugees and displaced persons, cooperation is required on a local, federal, and wider regional/hemispheric level. As such, this timely panel will bring together policy experts and activists to offer perspectives on how different sectors can effectively mobilize resources and work in tandem to alleviate this humanitarian crisis.