Erika Speaking at Cato Institute Symposium on the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Immigration Act, October 2, 2015

This special conference, commemorating the passage of this landmark law 50 years ago, will bring together leading researchers, journalists, and policymakers to examine the effects of the law’s legal reforms and how they can help guide Americans in reforming our immigration system today.

Featuring Senator Ron Johnson (R- WI), Chairman, Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs; Ruben Navarrette, Jr., syndicated columnist and a member of the USA Today Board of Contributors; Richard Boswell, Associate Dean for Global Programs, University of California Hastings College of Law; Erika Lee, Director of the Immigration History Research Center, and the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History at the University of Minnesota; Mark Hugo Lopez, Director of Hispanic Research, Pew Research Center; Philip E. Wolgin, Associate Director, Immigration, Center for American Progress; and Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Cato Institute Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity.