The Media’s Influence on the Immigration Debate

Session Date: 
Fri., April 5, 2013:
10-11:30 am
Room: 
Governors Square 14
Activity: 
Social Justice and the Fight for Media Equality

In recent years, immigrant activists, including undocumented students, have placed greater pressure on our nation’s politicians to fix our immigration system. Immigrant activists have protested the Republican Party’s anti-Latino positions and have condemned the Obama administration for its record-level deportation rate (more than 1.5 million immigrants have been deported since the president took office).

With the 113th Congress taking up immigration legislation, the panel will discuss what role the media have had in defining the current debate. Are the media getting it right or are they misinforming the public — and making it difficult to pass just immigration policy?

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good