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Tentative Budget Deal Reached

December 13, 2019

In a sudden burst of activity, congressional leaders this week reached a tentative agreement on all 12 annual appropriation bills for Fiscal Year 2020, which began on October 1st.

Immigration: Reform for the Future 

Nov. 15, 2019, 8:30am-11:00am
The Warren B. Rudman Center at UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law
2 White Street, Room 282, Concord, NH 03301

CONCORD - On November 15, join The Concord Coalition and the The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Service for a discussion on potential reforms to the nation’s legal immigration system that could address demographic trends, meet workforce needs, improve economic growth and more.

The program, "Immigration: Reform for the Future," will be presented in Room 282 of the law school in Concord.

The event is free and open to the public.


  • Ali Noorani, panelist, is the Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, a non-partisan advocacy organization working to promote the value of immigrants and immigration. Noorani is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

  • Jacqueline Varas, panelist, is the Director of Immigration and Trade Policy at the American Action Forum. Varas focuses her research on the economic and employment implications of both immigration and trade.     

  • Ambassador George Bruno, panelist, is Managing Director of USA Group International and practices immigration law in New Hampshire. He was appointed by President Clinton as U.S. Ambassador to Belize in 1994 and was the first Director of New Hampshire Legal Assistance.

  • Robert L. Bixby, moderator, is Executive Director of The Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan grassroots organization that advocates for generationally responsible fiscal policy. 

What: Moderated discussion on reforming the immigration system to meet demographic challenges, workforce needs, improve economic growth and more. 

When: Registration at 8:30 a.m, program from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 15. Coffee and pastries will be provided before the program begins.

Where: The Warren B. Rudman Center at UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, 2 White Street, Room 282, Concord, NH 03301