Immigration’s Impact on the U.S. Economic Recovery (April 2022)

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Immigration’s Impact on the U.S. Economic Recovery (April 2022)

Tune in to this free webinar from Poynter on April 7, 2022, to explore the connection between the pandemic-era economy and the role of immigrant workers in your community. 

April 7, 2022

Overview

  • Explore the role immigrant workers play in keeping the U.S. economy strong on April 7 at 2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Hear from a panel of journalists and immigration experts as you prepare to cover the midterm elections
  • Get your questions answered throughout the webinar and during a Q&A at the end of the session

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Learning Outcomes

Participants in this free webinar will:

  • Outline the historic role of immigrant workers in service industry jobs as well as in skilled and technical jobs
  • Discuss the role of immigrant labor in the U.S. pre- and post-pandemic
  • Clarify which industries rely heavily on immigrant workers to remain economically viable
  • Generate story ideas about the impact of immigration on the economy that you can work on right away and over the long term
  • Utilize expert sources for your reporting

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Overview

  • Explore the role immigrant workers play in keeping the U.S. economy strong on April 7 at 2 p.m. Eastern time
  • Hear from a panel of journalists and immigration experts as you prepare to cover the midterm elections
  • Get your questions answered throughout the webinar and during a Q&A at the end of the session

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Despite surging job growth and higher wages year-over-year, most Americans don’t believe the U.S. economy is strong. Unprecedented worker shortages and supply chain disruptions complicate the COVID-19 economic recovery. Some industries that rely heavily on immigrant labor, such as restaurants, dairy farmers, meatpackers and health care, can’t hire enough workers to keep up with demand and wind up raising prices.

Tune in to this free webinar from Poynter to explore the connection between the pandemic-era economy and the role of immigrant workers in your community. Veteran journalist Ray Suarez will moderate the conversation with journalism educator Zita Arocha and other experts to debunk common myths about immigrant workers and their contributions to the economy, analyze how immigrant worker shortages, global lockdowns, and increased border expulsions impact the economy, and discuss thoughtful approaches to journalism around these topics. 

Participants will also learn about the latest immigration reform efforts pending in Congress, including proposed measures to grant some undocumented residents permission to work to fill labor shortages.

Questions?

If you need assistance, email us at info@poynter.org

This free, 90-minute webinar will be broadcast live on April 7 at 2 p.m. Eastern time. A replay will be available for registrants within 48 hours.

Who should enroll

This webinar is intended for reporters, editors, photojournalists, audience engagement specialists, and other people who produce journalism. If you cover immigration, the economy, business, community development and other intersecting fields, this webinar is for you.

Cost

This webinar is offered tuition-free, thanks to support from Catena. 

Instructors

Moderator

  • Ray Suarez
    Host, "World Affairs," KQED FM and online
    Journalist and author Ray Suarez is the co-host of WorldAffairs, produced by the World Affairs Council and the Aspen Institute and presented by KQED-FM. Suarez...
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Panelists

  • Zita Arocha
    Professor Emeritus, University of Texas El Paso
    Zita Arocha is a bilingual journalist and was associate professor of practice in the UTEP Department of Communication from 2002 to 2019. She is founder...
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  • Muzaffar Chishti
    Senior Fellow and Director, Migration Policy Institute office at NYU School of Law
    Muzaffar Chishti, a lawyer, is an MPI Senior Fellow and Director of the MPI office at New York University School of Law. His work focuses...
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  • Rick Naerebout
    CEO, Idaho Dairymen’s Association
    Rick Naerebout grew up on his family’s dairy farm in McBain, Michigan, where he learned the value of hard work, integrity, and an appreciation for...
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  • Ali Noorani
    President & chief executive officer, National Immigration Forum
    Ali Noorani is president & chief executive officer of the National Immigration Forum, a nonpartisan advocacy organization working with faith, law enforcement and business leaders to...
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  • Tony Payan, Ph.D.
    Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy
    Tony Payan, Ph.D., is the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at...
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  • Melissa M. Stewart
    Senior Executive Director, TRA State Regions
    A lifelong Houstonian, Melissa has 25 years’ experience in a variety of public, private and nonprofit companies in executive leadership, operations, training and program development....
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