Debate: Immigration in a Free Society

May 8, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cato Institute

1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20001

Both conservatives and libertarians agree that free societies promote the greatest prosperity, so why is there such a divide on the issue of immigration?

Join America’s Future Foundation as we welcome two top policy experts for a discussion on freedom and immigration! You’ll leave with a better understanding of a complex issue and able to have well-informed, in-depth discussions on one of today’s most contentious topics.

Alex Nowrasteh, immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute, and Hans von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, will face off on why their policy stance on immigration is the best option. Plus, they’ll answer YOUR questions.

You’ll also have the opportunity to meet and network with a large crowd of young professionals from across the liberty movement in DC. Stick around following the debate for a reception with food and drinks.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about multiple sides of the immigration debate. RSVP now!

More about our speakers:

Alex Nowrasteh is an immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. His popular publications have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Washington Post, and most other major publications in the United States. His peer-reviewed academic publications have appeared in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Economic Affairs, the Fletcher Security Review, the Journal of Bioeconomics, and Public Choice. Alex regularly appears on Fox News, MSNBC, Bloomberg, and numerous television and radio stations across the United States. He is a coauthor of the booklet Open Immigration: Yea and Nay (Encounter Broadsides, 2014).

He is a native of Southern California and received a BA in economics from George Mason University and a Master of Science in economic history from the London School of Economics.

Hans von Spakovsky is an authority on a wide range of issues – including civil rights, civil justice, the First Amendment, immigration, the rule of law and government reform — as a senior legal fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies.

He is the co-author with John Fund of the book “Who’s Counting?: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk” (Encounter Books, 2012) and “Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department”(HarperCollins/Broadside June 2014).

Before joining Heritage in 2008, von Spakovsky served two years as a member of the Federal Election Commission, the authority charged with enforcing campaign finance laws for congressional and presidential elections, including public funding. Previously, von Spakovsky worked at the Justice Department as counsel to the assistant attorney general for civil rights, providing expertise in enforcing the Voting Rights Act and the Help America Vote Act of 2002.