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Immigration and Our Economic Future

The Urban Institute, in collaboration with the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, hosted a discussion on the economic and fiscal impacts of US immigration. This event followed the release of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report, The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration, the first comprehensive examination of this issue since 1997. The event featured several of the study’s coauthors as they discussed the major results and implications of the study. Other speakers included national policymakers and local leaders who discussed the implications of the study’s results for communities around the country.  



  • Cecilia Muñoz, assistant to the president and director of the Domestic Policy Council, the White House

  • Moises Denis, senator, State of Nevada; cochair, Task Force on Immigration, National Conference of State Legislatures

  • Jennifer Hunt, James Cullen professor of economics, Rutgers University

  • Sonia Lin, general counsel and policy director, Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, New York City

  • Dowell Myers, professor, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

  • Kim Rueben, senior fellow, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center

  • Audrey Singer, senior fellow, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Urban Institute

  • Renata Soto, cofounder and executive director, Conexión Américas; board chair, National Council of La Raza

  • Roberto Suro, professor of journalism and public policy, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California

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For inquiries regarding this event, please contact [email protected].

Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images

Date & Time Friday, September 23, 2016

  • Sol Price Fellow
    Project director, State and Local Finance Initiative
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