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SummitLA - LA Spotlight: A Poet, a Lawyer, and an Activist Unpack Immigration

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SummitLA 2018

In recent years immigration has reached a flash point in American politics, from the failure of immigration reform in 2013 to the election of Donald Trump to the presidency and the implementation of his anti-immigrant executive orders. But how did it come to this, and where do we go from here? What do we mean when we speak of “open borders,” or say that “America is a nation of immigrants”? How do we define what it means to be American? Join poet Tanzila Ahmed, director of litigation and policy for the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles Barbara Schultz, and activist Bamby Salcedo for a panel discussion on immigration, the many facets of the immigrant experience in America, and specifically Los Angeles.