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“IMMIGRATION REFORM – IS IT TIME AND WHAT SHOULD IT INCLUDE?”

Former Senator John Kyl to moderate panel on immigration reform – April 19
Political, business and non-profit leaders gather to propose and discuss practical solutions

WHAT:  A panel discussion exploring the complexities surrounding immigration reform, including its timing, feasibility and potential scope. Border security, the path to citizenship, and visas for individuals working in STEM-related fields are among the topics to be addressed. This forum is part of Arizona State University’s The Challenges Before Us project, created to tackle some of the many challenges facing society today. These forums are designed to open a dialogue between experts, practitioners and the community at large.  Eight, Arizona PBS will broadcast the event live on Eight World, channel 8.3.  For more information visit: http://forum.asu.edu/forum/immigration-reform.

WHO:  Arizona State University and Eight, Arizona PBS host this event, featuring forum moderator John Kyl, U.S. Senator for Arizona, 1995-2013 and Distinguished Fellow in Public Service, ASU College of Public Programs; panelists Glenn Hamer, President and CEO, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Tamar Jacoby, President & CEO, ImmigrationWorks, USA; Lisa Magaña, Associate Professor, School of Transborder Studies, ASU; Bill Montgomery, Maricopa County Attorney; Daniel R. Ortega, Attorney at Law, Ortega Law Firm, P.C.; and Scott Smith, Mayor, City of Mesa, with opening remarks by ASU President Michael Crow.

WHERE:  Eight, Arizona PBS, Studio A (555 N Central Ave, Phoenix, 85004), 6th floor – on the Downtown Phoenix campus of ASU

WHEN:  Friday, April 19 from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.  (Light refreshments available at 10:45 a.m., all guests must be seated by 11:15 a.m., program begins promptly at 11:30 a.m., broadcast live on Eight World, channel 8.3.)

PHOTO OPPS:  Panelists and other honored guests will be available for interviews and photos before and after the event.

About Eight, Arizona PBS

Eight, Arizona PBS is a trusted community resource. For 50 years, the PBS station has focused on educating children, reporting in-depth on public affairs, fostering lifelong learning and celebrating arts and culture. Eight achieves its mission through the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach and community-based initiatives. Its signal reaches 86 percent of the homes in Arizona. With more than 1 million viewers weekly, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. For more information, visit azpbs.org.

Eight is a member-supported service of Arizona State University.