The 2019 Arthur N. Rupe Great Debate
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Date & Time
Thu, May 02 7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Univeristy of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
Immigration: A Boon or Burden to U.S. Society
Experts on immigration, national security and refugee movements will engage in a debate about the U.S. immigration system, the values and interests it serves and the impact of immigration on the nation. Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies, is the co-author of Open Immigration: Yea & Nay and the author of The New Case Against Immigration, Both Legal and Illegal and How Obama is Transforming America through Immigration. Rubén G. Rumbaut, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at UC Irvine, is the author of Immigrant America: A Portrait and Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation. The debate will be moderated by Donald M. Kerwin, Jr., Director of the Center for Migration Studies of New York.