Economic Refugees: Immigration & The Growing Divide

01/18/2009 12:30 pm
01/18/2009 2:00 pm

Economic Refugees: Immigration & The Growing Divide (Workshop)

Presenter: Steve Schnapp

Location: Fort Washington Collegiate Church, 729 West 181st Street, New York, NY

Information: Troy Schremmer, 212-568-4014 ext 224

Description: There is a growing clamor about our immigration "problem." But what are the facts about immigration? What is pushing and pulling workers and families to leave their homeland and emigrate to the U.S.? Who benefits from rules that allow in some workers and criminalize others? What do foreign-born and domestic workers have in common? How can we evaluate proposed immigration "reforms"?

This latest addition to UFE's lineup of popular economics education workshops provides information, analysis, and strategies for action to close the political and social divides that pit workers and communities against each other.

Part of a three-week series entitled Caring for the Stranger at the Gate; A Converstation about Immigration: Economics, Politics, Security, Human Rights and Sanctuary.