Talking Foreign Policy with Michael Scharf
Flawed and broken. With an 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, that’s how just about everyone would describe the U.S. immigration system. But for years, Congress has been unable to agree on a legislative fix. In the absence of Congressional action, President Obama recently announced a series of sweeping reforms by Executive Order, scheduled to go into effect this spring. Opponents are trying to block these changes through Congressional action and litigation. Supporters say the changes don’t go far enough. For this broadcast, we’ve assembled a panel of some of the country’s leading experts on immigration law and policy. They will help us get to the bottom of the national debate on immigration reform.
(1) Margaret W. Wong, CEO and President of Margaret W. Wong & Associates
(2) Jennifer Peyton, Cleveland based immigration attorney, Vice President of Ohio AILA, adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Cleveland Marshall School of Law
(3) Austin Fragomen, CEO of Fragomen Worldwide and Chairman of the Board of the Council for Global Immigration, an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management
(4) David Leopold, Cleveland-based immigration attorney, columnist, former president and general counsel, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and counsel to leading immigration reform groups