REAL TALK—We The People

The Right to Count and Be Counted
Jul 19,2019 10:00AM
Jul 19,2019 12:00PM
About Legal Passing

Angela Garcia - "Legal Passing"

Legal Passing: Navigating Undocumented Life and Local Immigration Law offers a nuanced look at how the lives of undocumented Mexicans in the US are constantly shaped by federal, state, and local immigration laws. Angela S. García compares restrictive and accommodating immigration measures in various cities and states to show that place-based inclusion and exclusion unfold in seemingly contradictory ways.



National League of Cities
City-County Leadership Conference Center
660 N. Capitol Street NW
Washington, DC 20001


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Who does "We The People" include?

The National League of Cities' Race Equity And Leadership department and the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration invite you to attend a dynamic discussion about the current immigration policy landscape, implications of the Supreme Court 2020 Census decision, and municipal policies that engage or present obstacles for immigrant families at the local level. Join us for the next REAL TALK—We The People: The Right to Count and Be Counted on Friday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon ET, at the NLC City-County Leadership Conference Center; 660 N. Capitol Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. 

NLC and its partners are dedicated to making sure city leaders have the necessary resources so people from all racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds thrive. We look forward to answering your questions and hearing your thoughts!

Panelists include:

  • Angela S. García, sociologist; assistant professor, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration; and author of Legal Passing: Navigating Undocumented Life and Local Immigration Law
  • Arturo Vargas, chief executive officer, National Association for Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund
  • Rebecca Viagran, Councilmember, City of San Antonio

CNN/CNNE Commentator Maria Cardona will moderate the discussion.


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