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Labor shortages and immigration reform: Promises and pitfalls of an independent commission

FINAL AGENDA

Thursday, December 9, 2010

8:30 am Breakfast and registration

9:00  Welcome, Ross Eisenbrey and Martin Ruhs

9:15 Panel Discussion: Responding to Employers: Congress or Commissions?

Ray Marshall (Former U.S. Secretary of Labor) Philip Martin (University of California, Davis) Doris Meissner (Former Commissioner, INS; Migration Policy Institute)

Moderated by Ross Eisenbrey (Economic Policy Institute)

10:30  Break

10:45  Panel Discussion: The UK’s Migration Advisory Committee (MAC): Processes & Outcomes, 2007 – 2010

Martin Ruhs (U.K. Migration Advisory Committee) Mark Franks (U.K. Migration Advisory Committee, Secretariat) Discussant: Madeleine Sumption (Migration Policy Institute)

Moderated by Simon Hayes (U.K. Border Agency)

11:45  MAC and Intra-Company Transfers

Mark Franks (U.K. Migration Advisory Committee, Secretariat) Discussant: Ron Hira (Rochester Institute of Technology)

12:20 pm Lunch

1:10 What Would a Commission Do? Construction trades

Martin Ruhs (U.K. Migration Advisory Committee) Discussant: Robert Pleasure (Building and Construction Trades Dept., AFL-CIO)

2:00 What Would a Commission Do? Nurses and Social Care

Martin Ruhs (U.K. Migration Advisory Committee) Discussant: Lindsay Lowell (ISIM, Georgetown University)

2:50 Break

3:10 What Would a Commission Do? Information Technology

Mark Franks (U.K. Migration Advisory Committee, Secretariat) Discussant: Michael Teitelbaum (Sloan Foundation)

4:00 Panel Discussion: Independent Commissions and Immigration reform –Competing Perspectives

Laura Foote Reiff (Essential Worker Immigration Coalition, Greenberg Traurig, LLP) Ana Avendano (AFL-CIO)

Moderated by Susan Martin (ISIM, Georgetown University)

5:00 Close

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