: Local Immigration Ordinances: The Result of Federal Inaction on Comprehensive Reform
In light of Congress’ failure to deliver immigration reform, cities and counties across the country are passing ordinances to fill the void of a coherent national immigration policy. On Wednesday, August 8th at 10:30 a.m., the Center for American Progress will host a panel discussion with elected officials and litigators at the center of this debate to discuss their views on local immigration ordinances, the impact they are having on communities of color, and the implications local ordinances present for the national immigration debate.
Isiah (Ike) Leggett, Montgomery County Executive, Montgomery County, MD
Kica Matos, Deputy Mayor, New Haven, CT
Walter Tejada, Vice Chair, Arlington County Board, Arlington, VA
Witold (Vic) Walczak, Legal Director, ACLU Pennsylvania
Dan Restrepo, Director of The Americas Project