Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 9:15 AM to 3:15 PM PST
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Grand Ballroom, Sacramento Historic Masonic Temple 
1123 J Street
3rd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

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Kathy Brown 
Capitol Weekly 

A Conference on Immigration 

California stands at odds with Federal immigration laws and policies. As the Trump administration ramps up ICE activity and seeks to build a wall between Mexico and the United States, California lawmakers are offering resistance and opposition at every turn, most recently with the passage of SB54, the California Sanctuary State Bill. What happens when the most-populous state in the US takes on the Feds in one of the hot-button issues of the day?

Capitol Weekly's Conference on Immigration will feature four panels examining the current Immigration debate:

Labor and the Economy: From farmworkers to highly-skilled technology experts, immigrants play a huge role in the California economy. We'll look at the numbers, benefits and costs of immigration.

Sanctuary: California's new Sanctuary State bill expands protections that already existed in many California cities. What are the real-world impacts of this and other Sanctuary laws?

The Impact on Families and Communities: What impact are travel bans, changes to DACA, stepped up ICE raids and other Trump administration policies having on immigrants and their communities?

Look Ahead: The immigration debate around Proposition 187 profoundly changed California – what will be the ultimate impact of the Trump administration's policies and the state's reaction to them?

Confirmed speakers include:

Chiqui Cartagena, Univision                                                                                                            Jennie Pasquarella, ACLU of Southern California                                                                              Dan Morain, Sacramento Bee                                                                                                        Sandra Diaz, SEIU                                                                                                                                Ted Lempert, Chidren Now                                                                                                              Hector Barajas, Merino, Barajas & Allen                                                                                             Rob Sanger, California Manufacturers and Technology Association                                         Elizabeth Aguilera, CALmatters                                                                                                       Peter Leroe-Muņoz, Silicon Valley Leadership Group                                                                    Jason Resnick, Western Growers Association                                                                             Arnoldo Torres, Torres and Torres                                                                                                    Holly Cooper, UC Davis School of Law                                                                                              Mike Madrid, GrassrootsLab                                                                                                               Rich Ehisen, State Net Capitol Reports

Additional speakers, including the Keynote, will be announced as they confirm.

Registration rate is $199. Registration includes lunch and all conference materials.

Special $99 rate for California state government staff. 

A CONFERENCE ON IMMIGRATION will be held from 9:15AM – 3:15PMThursday November 9, 2017 at the Sacramento Historic Masonic Temple, Grand Ballroom, 1123 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.  The event will be filmed for broadcast by The California Channel.

For information regarding registration, including fee waivers, contact Kathy Brown, 916 444 7665 or kathy.brown@capitolweekly.net

For information regarding sponsorship and underwriting opportunities, contact Tim Foster at Capitol Weekly, 916 612 2613 or tim.foster@capitolweekly.net

For information regarding content or speakers for this event, contact John Howard at Capitol Weekly, 916 444 7665 or john.howard@capitolweekly.net

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: The California Endowment, The Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations, Univision, Western States Petroleum Association, KP Public Affairs, California Professional Firefighters, The California Channel and The California Center.