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The Texas Tribune is pleased to present a symposium on immigration in Texas and nationwide. Join us as we explore the recent actions of the Texas Legislature, the rhetoric on the subject out of Washington under President Donald Trump, and the human cost of immigration. Also on the agenda: a Friday-night opening keynote conversation with U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio) and former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Antonio Garza, as well as a screening of the Tribune‘s award-winning documentary, Beyond the Wall. The event will take place at the University of Texas at San Antonio’s downtown campus.

Friday, Nov. 17

6:30 p.m. | The Future  of Immigration with U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio); Antonio Garza, former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico under President George W. Bush. Moderated by Evan Smith, co-founder and CEO of the Texas Tribune.

Saturday, Nov. 18

8:30 a.m. | Breakfast

9 a.m. | Immigration and the Legislature with State Rep. Diego Bernal (D-San Antonio); State Rep. Ina Minjarez (D-San Antonio); and State Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas). Moderated by Evan Smith, co-founder and CEO of the Texas Tribune.

10:15 a.m. | Immigration and the Trump Administration with Eddie Aldrete, vice chairman of the board of directors for the National Immigration Forum and co-chairman of the Texas Mexico Trade Coalition; Daniel Garza, president of The LIBRE Initiative; A.J. Louderback, Jackson County sheriff; and Celina Moreno, interim southwest regional counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). Moderated by Julia?n Aguilar, reporter for the Texas Tribune.

11:30 a.m. | The Human Cost of Immigration with J. Allen Carnes, president of Winter Garden Produce and former mayor of Uvalde; Andrea Ramos Fernandez, UTSA student and DACA recipient; and Joe May, chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District. Moderated by Alexa Ura, reporter for the Texas Tribune.

12:30 p.m. | Lunch

1 p.m. | Screening  of Beyond the Wall and Conversation. Moderated by Jay Root, reporter for the Texas Tribune.

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