The winners of the Migration Policy Institute’s 2011 E Pluribus Unum Prizes honoring exceptional immigrant integration initiatives discuss immigrant integration and the shared responsibility at the federal, state, and local level to ensure that immigrants become full participants in the economic and civic life of the United States. The discussion, which took place on May 18, 2011 before the E Pluribus Unum awards ceremony opened with brief comments from Margie McHugh, Co-Director of MPI’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy (00:00:05). The panel was moderated by MPI Senior Vice President Michael Fix, who is Co-Director of the National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy (00:04:12). Speaking on the panel are the 2011 Prize winners: Bernardo Ramirez, Executive Director, Hispanic Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City (00:11:09); Bob Montgomery, Executive Director, International Rescue Committee in San Diego (00:14:48); Patience Lehrman, Director, Temple University Intergenerational Center’s Project SHINE (Students Helping In the Naturalization of Elders) (00:18:42); José Ramón Fernández-Peña, Founder and Director, Welcome Back Initiative (00:23:06); M. Andy Chaves, Corporate Senior Manager, Marriott International (00:27:22)..
Find more information regarding MPI's E Pluribus Unum Awards here: migrationpolicy.org/programs/e-pluribus-unum-prizes