Plenary Session IV:
While the prospects for comprehensive immigration reform remain murky, the Obama Administration will almost certainly have to grapple with a wide range of policies and legislation that will have profound impacts on immigrant integration in the United States. Three key issue areas will be addressed: health care reform and the implementation of the recently enacted SCHIP bill extending benefits to legal immigrant children and pregnant women; the education of immigrant and English Language Learner children, focusing on the No Child Left Behind Act reauthorization and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act spending; and the reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act and its implication for immigrant workers.
Session Moderator: Michael Fix, Co-Director, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, Migration Policy Institute
Leighton Ku, Professor in the Department of Health Policy, School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University
Forrest P. Chisman, Executive Vice President, Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy
Peter Zamora, Senior Education Counsel, Office of Senator Jeff Bingaman
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