Immigration has become a central issue in the presidential campaign and this report examines a critical part of that debate. Earlier this week, the Center released a report, Welfare Use by Immigrant and Native Households, which examined the welfare use for all immigrant households, without looking separately at legal vs. illegal immigrants.
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015, at 9:30 am
Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 529 14th St, NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC
Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation
A leading authority on poverty, welfare programs and immigration in America, Rector played a major role in crafting the 1996 federal welfare reform legislation and in analyzing and researching fiscal costs of immigration policies over the past decades. Rector's many writings include the book America's Failed $5.4 Trillion War on Poverty.
Executive Editor, National Review
Political commentator, columnist, and author, Salam is the executive editor of National Review, a fellow at the National Review Institute, and a columnist for Slate.
Dr. Steven Camarota
Director of Research, Center for immigration Studies, and author of Welfare Use for Legal and Illegal Immigrant Households and Welfare Use by Immigrant and Native Households.
Mark Krikorian (Moderator)
Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies
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THE OBAMA ASSAULT on the AMERICAN WORKER: IT’S WORKING!!!
"With the approach of the 2016 elections, the Democratic Party and its trade union allies are once again ramping up their efforts to fraudulently posture as advocates of working people."
“But these attempts to palm off the Democrats as defenders of the working class, and in particular of low-income workers, stand in stark contrast to the actual record of the Obama administration, which has waged a systematic and determined campaign to slash the wages of workers in order to further enrich the banks, hedge funds and major corporations.”