Webinar – Understanding the Complexities of Border Security and its Impacts on Reaching a Bipartisan Compromise for Dreamers

On Friday, June 9, 2023, the Presidents’ Alliance hosted a one-hour webinar on “Understanding the Complexities of Border Security and its Impacts on Reaching a Bipartisan Compromise for Dreamers, co-sponsored by Niskanen Center, American Business Immigration Coalition, American Immigration Council, American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Immigration Forum.

During this event, various professionals such as campus leaders, policy experts, and immigration analysts shared their insights on how discussions about border management are often politicized.

The speakers also highlighted the potential to reach a bipartisan agreement that could lead to a more just and fair immigration system. Additionally, higher education leaders, including those with institutions located near the border, shared their experiences and perspectives on how it affects their campuses and communities.

The event also covered various topics such as the actions taken by the Biden Administration to address border challenges and proposals presented in Congress. Policy experts also delved into the intersection of border security and immigration reform and how it could impact Dreamer legislative priorities in higher ed.

You can watch a recording of the webinar below.


The resource folder can be found here.

Speakers included:

  • Heather Wilson, President, University of Texas, El Paso
  • James Harris, President, University of San Diego
  • Angela Kelley, Chief Advisor, Policy and Partnerships, American Immigration Council and American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Juan Carlos Cerda, Texas State Director, American Business Immigration Coalition
  • John-Mark Kolb, Deputy Chief of Staff, Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL)
  • Denise Fernandez, Legislative Asst, Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX)

Thank you to our co-sponsors!