Immigration Reform: Rising Above the Rhetoric

10:45 am - 12:15 pm

Cities have always been and always will be home to immigrants, a population that contributes to the city’s economic vitality. It’s important for city leaders to rise above the rhetoric of “sanctuary cities” and understand the relationship between the federal government and the city regarding immigration. In this session you will hear about the Administration’s plans for immigration reform and the potential impacts of regulatory actions on your city, including actions that might prevent cities from receiving federal funding. Hear how fellow local leaders are navigating the challenges, and what some mayors are doing to integrate immigrants into their communities in a healthy way.


  • Aileen Carr Racial Equity Manager - National League of Cities


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