Ningún Ser Humano es Ilegal: Promoting Compassion in Immigration

Date: November 29, 2012 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Olin 130

Speakers from OneAmerica, Causa Oregon and The New Oregon Sanctuary Movement will discuss how to promote and develop a more compassionate approach to immigration reform.

Fast facts:

  • Immigrants comprised 15.9% of the state's workforce in 2010
  • Immigrants contributed $1.5 billion in tax revenue to the Washington state economy in 2007, accounting for 13.2% of all taxes paid in the state, according to a 2009 study by OneAmerica.
  • If all undocumented immigrants were removed from Washington, the state would lose $14.5 billion in economic activity, $6.4 billion in gross state product, and approximately 71,197 jobs, even accounting for adequate market adjustment time

Q&A to follow. Moderated by Professor Paul Apostolidis and Keiler Beers '14. Sponsored by the Ben Rabinowitz Student Driven Project Award.