Meeting to discuss border issues

Published on Wed, Nov 4, 2009
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Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) and Center for Canadian American Studies will host “Immigration Reform: What’s at Stake for the Northern Border” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, November 12 in the WWU Library Presentation Room.

This event is free and open to the public.

The symposium will focus on the recently released report of the Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) Independent Task Force on Immigration Reform, its recommendations for changing U.S. immigration policy, and how immigration policies and practices apply to Canada-U.S. border security.

Presenters at the symposium are: Margaret Stock, professor, U.S. Military Academy at West Point and BPRI visiting fellow, and Edward Alden, a Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Stock, a national expert on immigration, borders, and national security, has taught constitutional law, military law, and international relations at West Point. She was a member of the CFR Independent Task Force.

Alden, former bureau chief for the Financial Times, is the author of “The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration and Security Since 9/11.”

He was the project director for the CFR Independent Task Force report.

For more information, contact BPRI director Don Alper at 360/650-4675.