Progressives for Immigration Reform Holds Annual Conference

Progressives for Immigration Reform will host its annual Conference on Immigration, Conservation and Environment on October 1, 2012. PFIR hopes to influence policymakers and the public on the most important issues surrounding immigration policy, and how these issues impact the 2012 Presidential Election.

PFIR is an organization that aims to educate the American public on the consequences related to mass migration. They support initiatives and policies to help protect workers’ rights and decrease economic inequality in the United States, according to the organization’s website.

The conference will also provide updated information on PFIR’s Environmental Impact Statement, which could potentially help shape future U.S. immigration policy.

Many topics will be discussed that could affect current and future holders of permanent residency cards and other U.S. student visas and work visas, including:

– Why comprehensive immigration reform is so important for the future of the United States.

– Recent developments, purpose and needs that the Environmental Impact Statement has on U.S. immigration policy and what the new findings mean.

– The similarities and differences that President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney have on U.S. immigration and how these views will potentially reshape American immigration over the next four years.

The event will feature two panels with immigration experts including Dr. Margaret Orchowski, writer for Hispanic Outlook Magazine; Professor Tom Horton, contributor to the Chesapeake Bay Journal; Dr. Philip Cafaro, philosophy professor at Colorado State University; Leon Kolankiewicz, a wildlife biologist; and James Gimpel, political scientist at the University of Maryland.

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