EVENT ADVISORY: Kevin de León, CA Senate President Pro Tempore, and Experts Discuss Current Immigration Affairs at CAP for Welcoming America’s Welcoming Week

Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, September 20, the Center for American Progress is partnering with Welcoming America and hosting California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) along with an expert panel to discuss state and local actions to promote public safety and increase inclusion for immigrant and refugee communities across the country as part of Welcoming Week.

This discussion comes on the heels of the Trump administration’s announcement that it is terminating Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Obama-era initiative that has shielded nearly 800,000 young people from deportation. The announcement came as the administration continues to pursue efforts to force state and local officials to cooperate in federal immigration enforcement functions.

Press are welcome to RSVP by following this link.


Introductory remarks:
Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Center for American Progress

Keynote remarks:
Kevin de Léon, California Senate President pro Tempore (D-Los Angeles)

Panel discussion:
California State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles)
Liz Cedillo-Pereira, Director, Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs, City of Dallas, Texas
Monica Fuentes, Director of the Washington, D.C., Office, Welcoming America
Mark Prosser, Police Chief, City of Storm Lake, Iowa

Moderated by:
Tom Jawetz, Vice President, Immigration Policy, Center for American Progress


Wednesday, September 20, 2017
12:00 p.m. ET – 1:30 p.m. ET

Space is extremely limited. RSVP is required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed. 

A light lunch will be served. 


Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

For more information, please contact Tanya Arditi at tarditi@americanprogress.org or 202-741-6258.