Upcoming Events


Who Should Be Welcomed, What Should Be Done?

National Issues Forum

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
4:30 – 6:30 PM
International House Davis (10 College Park)

For centuries, a steady influx of people from other countries has helped make the United States a nation comprised of immigrants. Today, many people are asking questions about the country’s immigration policies—important questions that we need to consider together.

This deliberative forum takes a step back from the policy debates in political circles and the media. Instead, it provides a framework for considering the kind of immigration policies we ought to have as a nation, how those policies affect our communities, and the kinds of values and goals we want to guide immigration decisions.

This framework presents three options for moving forward, each coming from a different perspective and each reflecting a different set of ideas about what should be done.  Most people will find something to agree with in all three approaches, but each also has trade-offs, risks, or drawbacks, that need to be taken into account and worked through.


1)    Welcome Immigrants, Be a Beacon of Freedom

2)    Enforce the Law, Be Fair to Those Who Follow the Rules

3)    Slow Down and Rebuild Our Common Bonds

National Issues Forums (NIF) is a nonpartisan, nationwide network of locally sponsored public forums for the consideration of public policy issues.

NIF Issue Advisory: here

NIF Issue Guide: https://www.nifi.org/en/issue-guide/coming-america

A Public Voice: https://www.apublicvoice.org/

Join Campus Dialogue & Deliberation at this deliberative forum to hear people of diverse views and experiences, seek a shared understanding of the problems, and search for common ground for action. 

RSVPs requested: email 

Refreshments will be provided.

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