Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Click here listen to former Secretary of State Colin Powell talk about “balanced immigration reform” at City University of New York and offer inspirational stories of immigration reform. Powell told a policy conference that “study after study . . . confirm that our economy utterly depends on the contribution of immigrants, documented and otherwise.” At the same time, the retired Army general and son of Jamaican emigres said, balanced reform must include “reasonable proposals to make our borders less porous, whether by increased security forces or by a fence that would limit illegal crossings.” Powell, a CUNY alum, was the keynote speaker at “National Concern, Local Action: Immigration Integration in New York,” hosted by the Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies, which he founded.
Hat tip to Robert Gittelson!