The UW American Heritage Center’s Alan K. Simpson Institute is sponsoring a symposium on a highly topical and timely matter – immigration. The event, titled “Where Are We Now? Immigration Policy and Its Impact from a Wyoming and a National Perspective,” will occur September 17 - 18, 2014 at the UW American Heritage Center and the Hilton Garden Inn/UW Conference Center. The symposium will delve into the complex nature and scope of immigration and help determine how immigration has contributed to the social, economic, and political fabric of our state and nation.
The Simpson Institute’ mission is to facilitate study of the roles and impacts of various individuals/groups that have put their stamp on our region and the nation. Immigrants have certainly shaped, and continue to influence, policy and culture on a local, state and national level.
Perry sending National Guard troops to border
CNN, July 21, 2014
Immigration debate upended by a flood of children
ABC News, July 21, 2014
Border crisis rocks U.S., Arizona immigration politics
The Arizona Republic, July 21, 2014
Graham joins Cruz in blaming Obama for immigration woes, but calls on GOP house ‘to lead’
Fox News, July 20, 2014
Jose Antonio Vargas: My detention wasn’t a stunt
CNN, July 17, 2014
Immigration Activist Jose Antonio Vargas Released in Texas
NBC News, July 17, 2014
“Trapped on the Border” by Jose Antonio Vargas
Politico Magazine, July 11, 2014
White House says ‘most’ children at the border will be sent home
Huffington Post, July 7, 2014
NOT IN MY BACKYARD: COMMUNITIES PROTEST SURGE OF IMMIGRANT KIDS
CNN Politics, June 15, 2014
EIGHT REASONS WHY JOSE ANTONIO VARGAS WON'T BE DEPORTED
Mother Jones, July 16, 2014
UNDOCUMENTED JOURNALIST JOSE ANTONIO VARGAS DETAINED AT THE BORDER
Huffington Post. July 15, 2014
WYOMING SHOULD OPEN ITS ARMS TO REFUGEES - Opinion piece by Rodger McDaniel
Wyoming Tribune Eagle, June 28, 2014
SHELDON ADELSON, WARREN BUFFET, BILL GATES PRESS CONGRESS TO PASS IMMIGRATION REFORM
Washington Post Politics Blog, July 11, 2014
AMID BORDER CRISIS, ADVOCATES TALK NEXT STEPS ON IMMIGRATION
NBC News, July 7, 2014
THE 'I-WORD' IS UN-AMERICAN - opinion piece by Sally Kohn, progressive activist, columnist, and television commentator
CNN, July 4, 2014
LIKE THOSE CHILDREN, I TOO FLED CENTRAL AMERICA - opinion by Pabrlo Alvarado, executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network
CNN, July 2, 2014
SHOWDOWN OVER IMMIGRATION: 'THIS IS AN INVASION'
CNN, July 3, 2014
FIVE THINGS OBAMA CAN AND CAN’T DO ON IMMIGRATION
CNN Politics, July 2, 2014
OBAMA’S IMMIGRATION PIVOT
Politico, July 1, 2014
IMMIGRATION REFORM IS SUPER POPULAR. HERE’S WHY CONGRESS ISN’T LISTENING
The Washington Post’s “The Fix,” July 2, 2014
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Latin American Club Rascals in Laramie Jubilee Days Kid Parade that won 2nd place, July 1995.
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