Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Location:L-166 IOP CONFERENCE ROOM
Contact Name:Abbie James
Sponsor:Institute of Politics
Centers & Initiatives:
Week three of Rep. Carlos Curbelo's study group on Congress: The Art of the Impossible.
Congress The Art of the ImpossibleWeek 3 Consequences (1) Immigration We'll review the history of the modern-day immigration reform movement initiated by President George W. Bush and a bipartisan group of Senators in the mid-2000s. We will study how this has become the most divisive political issue in our country, and we will explore why after some 13 years of debate, the political system has yielded nothing. We will also run through a play-by-play analysis of the 2018 discharge petition exercise and the role these types of maneuvers play in a paralyzed institution. For this session we will be inviting a former lawmaker or policy expert.