Oct 3, 2017
Western Growers sponsors immigration event

On October 5, Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif will participate in the National Immigration Forum’s event, Leading the Way: A New Approach to American Immigration. The event will bring together faith, law enforcement, business leaders and others for a constructive conversation on immigration policy solutions that serve the interests of America, especially its workers and their families. Western Growers is sponsoring the event.

The all–day event will feature four panel discussions and a keynote luncheon address from Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC). Nassif will participate in the Growing American Jobs through a Balanced System panel from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. The panel will explore the role immigrants play in growing the American economy and related issues.

Also participating on the panel will be: Tim Brown, president and chief operating officer, Chobani; Rosanna Maietta, senior vice president of communications and public relations, The American Hotel & Lodging Association; and Kathleen McLaughlin, senior vice president and chief sustainability officer; president, Walmart Foundation. Vice President and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Pia M. Orrenius will moderate the discussion.

The three other panels will focus on security and the border, welcoming immigrants and refugees during times of conflict, and how to address America’s cultural and economic anxiety as the conversation moves forward.

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