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    State of the World in 2020: Immigration

    Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special representative for Ukraine, moderated a panel discussion on global immigration and refugee policy. Panelists included former Assistant Secretary of State Ann…

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    Historical Perspectives on Immigration

    Panelists spoke on the topic “What Makes an American? Historical Perspectives on Immigration.” They addressed issues such as repeating patterns of immigration to the U.S., perceptions of…

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    Mexican-Americans: The Ambivalent Minority

    Mr. Skerry discussed his book and said that the significance of his subtitle, “the ambivalent majority,” is that no one is quite sure of the political direction of this newly emerging group in the next…

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    Reinventing the Melting Pot

    Panelists discussed Reinventing the Melting Pot: The New Immigrants and What It Means to Be American, published by Basic Books. The book, edited by Ms. Jacoby, is a collection of twenty-two…

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    Immigration from the Middle East

    Participants talked about the demographics of immigration from countries in the Middle East to the U.S. Among the issues they addressed were the number and influence of Muslim immigrants,…

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    Politics and the Census

    Mr. Kerry, author of Counting on the Census? Race, Group Identity and the Evasion of Politics, talked about politics and the census. He also responded to viewer calls, faxes, and electronic…

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    Immigration and Naturalization Report

    The participants announced a report entitled “Embracing America: A Look at Which Immigrants Become Citizens,” which described a new surge of naturalization of immigrants to the U.S. They…

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    Immigration Issues

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a hearing on the implications of anti-immigrant sentiments for civil rights. Representatives of immigrants rights groups and the Immigration and…

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    The Alienation of Minorities

    Participants spoke on the failure of the conservative movement to attract various minorities in the United States. Most of the suggested solutions for this involved appealing to ideas…

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    Congressional Redistricting

    Roundtable discussion on Congressional Redistricting and the Census.

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