The Center for American Progress hosted a discussion on the effects of immigration enforcement on children and families.
The panel spotlighted the Obama administration’s new initiative, “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” from the position that this will assist many immigrants, but is not a final solution.
There was also a discussion on the reaction by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) and how laws like Arizona’s S.B. 1070 complicate enforcement, and complicate the government and advocates’ response to family separation in immigration policy.
Featured panelists included: Ajay Chaudry, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services’ Planning and Evaluation Office. Sociology academic Joanna Dreby and immigration investigative reporter Seth Freed Wessler also joined the discussion. The event was moderated by CAP's Immigration Policy Analyst Philip Wolgin.