Executive Committee Task Force on Immigration and the States

Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos, Washington & Senator John Watkins, Virginia

Immigration Reform and The Fiscal and Economic Impacts of Immigration on the States
Washington, D.C.
444 N. Capitol Street, NW, #515

June 13-14, 2013

Day 1|Day 2 |

Day 1, Thursday, June 13

Task Force members arrive D.C.

Hotel:  Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW


Depart Hyatt for Bipartisan Policy Center – Hyatt minivan/see NCSL staff

10 a.m.

Focus Group on School Finance Redesign

10-11:30 a.m.

Governor Jeb Bush and Governor Haley Barbour: Immigration and State Impacts
Location: Bipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye Street, NW Suite 1000
Join Governors Jeb Bush and Haley Barbour for a conversation on immigration reform. Drawing from their own experiences as governors, each will provide a unique perspective on immigration and how reform legislation might affect the states, the nation and the Republican Party. Copies of Bush’s recently released book “Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution” will be available for purchase and signing directly following the panel discussion. The event is part of BPC’s Immigration Task Force, which is led by Barbour, former Governor Ed Rendell and former Secretaries Condoleezza Rice and Henry Cisneros.

11:30 .am. - Noon

Travel to NCSL/Hyatt minivan

Noon 1 p.m.

Lunch briefing with NCSL staff:  Federal Update on Immigration Reform
Susan Frederick, senior federal affairs counsel
Sheri Steisel, senior federal affairs counsel
Location:  NCSL, 444 N. Capitol Street, NW, #515

1 p.m.

Depart for Hill visits

1:30-3 p.m.

 Visits to key Senate/House members on the Hill
(Note additional meetings are pending)
1:30 – Senator Cornyn’s office 517 Hart
1:45 – Senator Coats’ office Russell 493
2:30     Senator Bennett’s office 458 Russell

3:30 p.m.

Taxis to White House (17th Street entrance)

4 p.m.

Briefing at the White House

7 p.m.

 Working Dinner at Art & Soul
Location: 415 New Jersey Ave. (across from the Hyatt Regency hotel)
Haley Barbour, former Mississippi governor and co-chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center Immigration Task Force

  • Becky Tallent, director, Immigration Policy, Bipartisan Policy Center
Day 2, June 14

8:30-9 a.m.

Breakfast available at NCSL, 444 N Capitol St., NW, #515

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Discussion on Immigration Reform and State Impacts  

  • Presiding:  Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos

9- 9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

9:15-10 a.m.

 Susan Martin, director, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University, and former executive director of the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform (1990-97)

10-10:45 a.m.

 Randy Capps, senior Policy analyst and demographer, Migration Policy Institute

10:45-11 a.m.


11 a.m. - Noon

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president, American Action Forum, former director, Congressional Budget Office
States have authority in immigration matters in an array of policy arenas from public education to health care to social services to law enforcement.  A number of national and state level studies have examined costs and benefits of immigrants, but more recently, studies have begun considering the current and potential role that immigrants serve in the economy in terms of workforce and economic development.  The speakers will discuss cost-benefit studies as well as these broader economic impacts and the potential impact of immigration reform on states.

Noon-1 p.m.

 Lunch at Johnny’s Half Shell, 400 N. Capitol Street, NW

  • Speaker:  Audrey Singer, senior fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Presiding:  Senator John Watkins

1 p.m.

  NCSL’s Executive Committee Task Force on Immigration and the States thanks the John D. and Catherine .T MacArthur Foundation for their support of this convening.