New York Times reporter to discuss illegal immigration policy
NEW PALTZ -- The Economics Department at the State University of New York at New Paltz will welcome New York Times economics reporter Eduardo Porter at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the Lecture Center, room 108. The event is free and open to the public.
In his discussion, “Importing Workers: Illegal Immigration and the Policy Response in the United States,” Porter will address the positive contributions of illegal immigrants to American economic growth, as well as the concerns over the potential negative impacts on native workers and the fiscal purse. He will also examine some of the driving forces behind illegal immigration into the United States. Porter will end by sharing his thoughts about immigration in the coming decades.
In a journalistic career that has spanned 16 years, Porter’s has interviewed many illegal immigrants about their expectations and hopes and spoken to U.S. citizens about their immigration-related fears. He previously worked for the Wall Street Journal; Notimex, the Mexican news agency and América Economίa, a Latin American business and economics magazine. He has also written for The Economist Intelligence Unit, Mexico’s Reforma and Argentina’s Página 12.
Co-sponsors of the event are the SUNY New Paltz Economics Club, the Latin American Studies Program, the Office of the Provost and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
For more information, contact the Economics Department at (845) 257-2969.
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