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CONTACT: Amy Smorodin
June 12, 2008
(202) 289-8928
Immigration Reform: Work to be Done
PFF / National Chamber Foundation Event to Explore Immigration Issues

WASHINGTON D.C. - On June 19th, The Progress & Freedom Foundation (PFF) and the National Chamber Foundation (NCF) will co-host an event featuring Jason Riley, author of the recently published book on immigration reform, "Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders." This event will explore the highly divisive issue of immigration and its effect on America's competitiveness in the global economy.

The event will begin with a conference call discussion with Jason Riley, followed by a panel discussion on immigration issues specifically affecting high-skilled workers. Panelists include:

  • Elizabeth Dickson, Manager, Immigration Services, Ingersoll-Rand Company and Chair of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Subcommittee on Immigration
  • Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Research Association, The Peterson Institute
  • Jason Riley, Member, Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal
  • James Sherk, Bradley Fellow, Labor Policy, The Heritage Foundation
  • Jenifer Verdery, Director of Workforce Policy, Intel Corporation

Closing remarks following the panel will be offered by Bret Swanson, PFF Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Global Innovation. A detailed agenda is available on the NCF website.

"Immigration Reform: Work to be Done," will be held on June 19th at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce from 1:00pm - 5:00pm. The Chamber is located at 1615 H Street, NW in Washington, DC. Those wishing to attend should register online. Questions should be addressed to Ben Askin at (202) 463-5500 or Members of the press can contact Amy Smorodin at 202-289-8928 or

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