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Saturday, September 23 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Texas and the Refugee Crisis

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Is America’s tradition of compassion for vulnerable populations a relic of the past, done in by concerns about public safety?

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Ayan Mittra (mod.)

Editor of The Texas Tribune
Mittra oversees the Tribune's newsroom, which includes more than 30 journalists who have won multiple state, regional and national awards. He joined the Tribune in 2012 after more than a decade at The Dallas Morning News, where he worked as a copy editor, assistant political editor... Read More →

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A.J. Louderback

Jackson County Sheriff
Louderback is currently serving his third term as sheriff of Jackson County, located along the Texas Gulf Coast. He has served as president of the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas, where he worked with the Texas Legislature on border security-related issues, and has spoken statewide... Read More →
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Jo Anne Lyon

Ambassador of The Wesleyan Church
Lyon was ordained as a minister in The Wesleyan Church in 1996, where she currently serves as ambassador. She has participated in several interfaith conferences on the refugee crisis and has advised Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama on humanitarian issues. Additionally, Lyon has... Read More →
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Ali Noorani

Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum
Noorani has led the National Immigration Forum since 2008. Previously, he served as executive director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition. Noorani was named a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and, most recently, is the author of There... Read More →
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Mustafa Tameez

Founder & Managing Director at Outreach Strategists
Tameez currently serves as managing director for Outreach Strategists, a global communications and public affairs firm. Previously, he served as a consultant to the Department of Homeland Security, specializing in countering violent extremism. In 2014, Tameez partnered with local... Read More →
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Jessica Vaughan

Director of Policy Studies at the Center for Immigration Studies
Vaughan has been with the Center for Immigration Studies since 1992, where she specializes in immigration policy and operations. She covers topics including visa programs, immigration benefits and immigration law enforcement, and advises state lawmakers and agencies on immigration... Read More →

Saturday September 23, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm CDT
Texas Union, Quadrangle Room