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What Should U.S. Immigration Policy Be?

National economic policy experts offer different answers at MSU Denver’s Exploring Economic Freedom guest lecture series on Nov. 10


Contact: Tim Carroll, O:303-556-5136, C: 303-870-7705

Posted: October 27, 2015



WHAT: Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, will debate with Alex Nowrasteh, an immigration policy analyst at the CATO Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity at Metropolitan State University of Denver, on the ramifications of U.S. immigration policies. The debate will be moderated by KUSA-TV 9NEWS reporter and son of Costa Rican immigrants Jonathan Gonzalez, who earned an Emmy Award for his work on the migrant farmworker shortage at KBAK/KBFX-TV in Bakersfield, California. 

WHY: The Exploring Economic Freedom project was founded in 2007 to provide students and the broader community with an academic forum to discuss and debate the role economic freedom plays in improving people’s welfare. By inviting distinguished scholars, MSU Denver provides the opportunity to learn about the roles that economic and political freedom play in promoting entrepreneurship, economic growth, prosperity and peace. 

WHEN:    Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

WHERE: Tivoli Student Union at MSU Denver

The Turnhalle Room (900 Auraria Parkway Denver, Colorado 80204)

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

The program will be live streamed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/f-qKiMf3_5U

WHO: In addition to regularly testifying before Congress, Mark Krikorian has appeared on a variety of television and radio outlets including 60 Minutes, Nightline, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, CNN and NPR. Krikorian has published articles in National Review Online, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Commentary. He has authored three books, including “The New Case against Immigration, Both Legal and Illegal,” “How Obama is Transforming America through Immigration,” and more than 50 scholarly articles and policy studies. Alex Nowrasteh’s publishing contributions include Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Washington Post, the Houston Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post and academic publications in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the Fletcher Security Review, and Public Choice. Alex has also appeared on Fox News and Bloomberg, among other television and radio programs in the United States. Krikorian and Nowrasteh co-authored the book, “Open Immigration: Yea & Nay.”

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