Global Conference 2013

Few issues have been more contentious in the United States, and for a longer time, than immigration. Comprehensive reform, however, appears to be getting close. On one hand, the nation's sizable Latino population is making its presence felt in the economy and the voting booth. Neither party can afford to enter the next election cycle without addressing immigration. On the other, foreigners fill crucial gaps in human capital. The corporate sector wants wider access to the high-skilled global workforce. Moreover, universities are training scientists and engineers who are forced to leave the country because of their immigration status. Our panel of leaders will discuss how policy must evolve to serve the country and the issue's many stakeholders. Is citizenship realistic for the millions of undocumented immigrants who have built lives here? How do we open doors to talent rather than encourage its exodus? Does immigration affect incomes?

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Ronald Brownstein

Editorial Director, Atlantic Media


Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator

Carlos Gutierrez

Vice Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group; former U.S. Secretary of Commerce

Rupert Murdoch

Chairman and CEO, News Corporation

Laurene Powell Jobs

Founder and Chair, Emerson Collective

Antonio Villaraigosa

Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Vivek Wadhwa

Director of Research, Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization, Duke University; Author, "The Immigrant Exodus"

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