On March 1 we held a passionate debate on immigration in Tacoma, Washington state, and the United States in general. Panelists shared their views on benefits and possible risks from immigration and answered questions from the audience.


We were happy to see all of you there and looking forward to welcoming you at our next events. Stay tuned!

Pictures taken by Olena Murphy.



Prof. Robin Jacobson - University of Puget Sound









Prof. Jacobson teaches a range of courses in U.S. politics including courses on race, religion, local politics and the politics of detention. Her research focuses on immigration. Her book, The New Nativism: Proposition 187 and the Debate over Immigration (University of Minnesota Press, 2008), explores the role of race in immigration politics.


Ira Mehlman - Media Director, FAIR









Mr. Mehlman joined FAIR in 1986 with experience as a journalist, professor of journalism, special assistant to Gov. Richard Lamm (Colorado), and press secretary of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His columns have appeared in National Review, LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and more. He is an experienced TV and radio commentator.


Richard Stoltz - Executive Director, One America









Mr. Stoltz oversees the immigration policy and organizing as the coordinator of the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), a national coalition of immigrant rights organizations fighting for comprehensive immigration reform.

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