Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST
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Until now there was no comprehensive effort by which to judge the impact of immigrants on Upstate New York. Scott Fein, editor of Immigration: Key to the Future — The Benefits of Resettlement to Upstate New York and Tom Ruller, New York State Archivist, will peer through the historical lens to examine how refugees have contributed to and even rejuvenated their communities by offsetting demographic and economic decline through paying taxes, rebuilding housing stock, opening new businesses, and taking unfilled jobs.

About The speakers

Scott Fein is Senior Advisor and Fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government’s Center for Law and Policy Solutions and Senior Counsel at Whiteman Osterman and Hanna LLP. He served as Assistant Counsel to Governors Hugh Carey and Mario Cuomo and before that as a prosecutor. He received his law degree from Georgetown Law School and his Masters in Law from NYU Law School. He has contributed to and edited numerous books and publications on government policy including, most recently, Immigration: Key to the Future- The Benefits of Resettlement to Upstate New York (a joint publication of the Rockefeller Institute, the New York State Bar Association and the Government Law Center at Albany Law School).

Thomas J. Ruller has held the position of New York State Archivist since 2015. He has been an active professional and is the author of several peer-reviewed journal articles and reviews on the use of technology in Archives and the preservation of records in electronic form.  He has been a consultant for several State governments and other organizations focusing on electronic records management and preservation.


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