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A Conversation on the Psychological Journey into American Attitudes Toward Immigrants

April 7, 2021
Video Roundtable

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Presented 4/07/2021
3:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible No
Length 60 min.
Format Video Roundtable
SKU RT2021-04-07B

AILA University Video Roundtables are free learning opportunities for AILA members provided via a weekly schedule of live video programming for members to come together from across the country and world to discuss hot topics and network with colleagues in the field. Video Roundtables are part of AILA University programming and each session is hosted by faculty selected for their expertise.


Why has immigration moved from being a mundane policy issue into one of the most hotly debated topics in American politics today? Why was family separation so widely rebuked by the public and why is building a border wall so divisive?


Answers to these questions can be found in a new report published by the Center for Inclusion and Belonging at the American Immigration Council and Over Zero, titled: “What Immigration Issues Do Americans Hold Sacred? A Psychological Journey into American Attitudes Towards Immigrants” by Nichole Argo, Ph.D. and Kate Jassin, Ph.D.


The report—and the behavioral survey upon which it is based—overcome the limitations of traditional polling by digging deeper into how deeply respondents think about immigration issues, and why they feel the way that they do.


Join us for a conversation with Wendy Feliz, Director for the Center of Inclusion and Belonging, along with one of the authors of the survey, Nichole Argo Ph.D., as they explore the key findings of the report and answer members’ questions.


Find the full report here.


Discussion Leaders:

Wendy Feliz, Director for the Center of the Inclusion and Belonging

*Nichole Argo, Author of the Study, “What Immigration Issues Do Americans Hold Sacred? A Psychological Journey into American Attitudes Towards Immigrants.


*This study was co-authored with Kate Jassin, Ph.D.


The speakers' views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided in the written materials are based on the speakers' experiences and current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and the speakers' experiences may differ from your own.
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