In 2017 we began this work with…

  • A July Summer Salon on Immigration followed by

  • Our November Dinner & Conversation, featuring Donald Graham, former publisher of The Washington Post and founder of TheDream.US.

With support from JP Morgan Chase, we are developing a long-term economic outlook based on different immigration policy scenarios, and convening industry sector roundtables to establish common data and discuss issues and concerns.

We are working with the following national and local organizations on this project: New American Economy, National Immigration Forum, Anti-Defamation League, Houston Immigration Legal Services Initiative, and Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 

We have convened four roundtable workshops:

  • a group of community leaders including Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, former Mayor Annise Parker, Houston Community College Chancellor Cesar Maldonado, and Rice University’s representative Y. Ping Sun; 

  • education leaders from K-12, Community College, and charter districts; 

  • healthcare industry leaders from major hospital systems, community health organizations, and medical schools

  • commercial construction industry leaders from large general contractor and subcontractor companies.

We plan additional meetings with representatives from hospitality, residential construction, manufacturing and entrepreneurial businesses. The report will be released at a conference and workshop in February 2019.