The Migration Policy Institute’s 2011 E Pluribus Unum Prizes honoring exceptional immigrant integration initiatives opened with two panel discussions on immigrant integration and the shared responsibility at the federal, state, and local levels. This panel discussion, which took place on May 18, 2011 before the E Pluribus Unum awards ceremony, was moderated by Margie McHugh, Co-Director of MPI’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy (00:00:06), and included senior representatives from the White House and several federal agencies. The panelists discussed the federal role in immigrant integration policy and programs that seek to promote and support immigrant integration efforts. Panelists are Felicia Escobar, Senior Policy Advisor for Immigration at the White House Domestic Policy Council (00:13:41); Brenda Dann-Messier, Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education, US Department of Education; Eskinder Negash, Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, US Department of Health and Human Services (00:22:08); and Sean Greene, Associate Administrator for Investment and Special Advisor for Innovation, US Small Business Administration (00:31:31) .
Find more information on MPI's E Pluribus Unum Awards here: migrationpolicy.org/programs/e-pluribus-unum-prizes\