This webinar will review the key findings of a new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts, Immigration and Legalization: Roles and Responsibilities of States and Localities. By analyzing the implementation of past and current legalization initiatives, the report identifies four key roles played by state and local governments: outreach, documentation, education and protection of immigrants from fraudulent services.
The research also highlights how the growth and geographic dispersion of the unauthorized immigrant population in the United States—which historically has been concentrated in six states and is now spread across the country. “Immigration and Legalization” will help states and localities prepare for their potential roles in implementing any future federal legalization program for unauthorized immigrants.
Joining experts from The Pew Charitable Trusts to elaborate on their experiences implementing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be Linda Lopez, who heads the City of Los Angeles’ Office of Immigrant Affairs.
Moderator: Alyssa Lee, American Cities project, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Speakers: Michele Waslin, Immigration and the States project, The Pew Charitable Trusts