Flagstaff Arizona Immigration Solutions Conference, August 27, 2011 Examining what works, What doesn't and identifying the best Immigration solution for Arizona

The Flagstaff AISC was held at the NAU High Country Conference Center on Saturday, August 27, 2011. To find out the times and dates of future conferences, please click here.

These public conferences bring together the best of the best of the country's immigration researchers, policy makers and 200 members of the public to examine the impacts Arizona's immigration laws have had on our state and to begin the search for a better solution.

What conference attendee say about the AISC:

"This conference is a great example of the types of discussions we should be having in our state, not only about immigration, but other critical issues as well. The agenda is thoughtful, balanced, well-planned, and insightful."

Glenn Hamer, President
Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry


"I've attended a lot of immigration meetings and conferences, some in Washington, and I have to say this was the best, most informative immigration conference I have ever attended."

Mayor Alan L. Krieger
City Of Yuma

"There is always some type of glitch in programs such as these, however, I found this program to be flawless. Great venue with plenty of seating, plenty of refreshments. plenty of food and great speakers with great presentations. I honestly don't see how you could have done any better. It was obvious that a lot of planning and hard work went into this event."

Victor Hoelscher



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Conference Agenda - Final Bringing the best and the brightest together to find a better immigration solution

 Registration Opens
!0:00 - 10:15
 Pledge of Allegiance, Prayer and Opening Remarks
10:15 - 11:45

 Immigration Realities - What the research shows

  • Dr. Michele Waislin, Immigration Policy Center: “Stop the Convention”
  • Dr. Raul Hinojosa, UCLA: “Rising Tide or Shrinking Pie”
  • Dr. Magnus Lofstrom, Public Policy Institute of California: “Lessons from the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act”
  • Dr. Jaime Aguila, ASU, "Immigrant Crime Before and After SB1070"
  • Moderator - Todd Landfried, AZEIR
11:45 - 12:15
12:15 - 1:00

 The Utah Compact: How it came to be and its impact on state immigration reform efforts nationwide

  • UT - Jason Mathis - EVP, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce
  • UT – Rep. Holly Richardson (R-57)
  • AZ - Daryl Williams - A Mormon Perspective
  • Moderator – Scott Higginson
1:00 - 2:00

 Voices For A Better Approach

    • Mayor Paul Bridges, Uvalda, GA - Impact on Local Economies
    • Joe Galli,Vice President, Government Affairs, Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce - Impact on Business
    • Al Preciado - Impact on Real Estate
    • Supervisor Liz Archuleta - Impacts on Counties
    • Moderator - Ahmad Daniels, One Arizona/Interfaith Leaders
2:00 - 3:00
 Finding A New Arizona Solution
  • Glenn Hamer, Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Dr. Robin Hoover, Humane Borders
  • Todd Landfried, AZEIR
  • Rev. Phil Reller, United Church of Christ
  • Moderator - Dr. Allen Reich, NAU
3:00 - 4:00

 Town Hall - Flagstaff Responds

  • Dr. Paule Takash, UCLA NAID Center
  • Tom Chabin - LD 2
  • Moderator - Todd Landfried

Conference agenda is subject to change.

Beyond the rhetoric

Bad policies come from bad information. During this conference, attendees will learn:

  • The economic impacts of the Legal Arizona Workers Act, S.B. 1070 and other immigration policies on Arizona
  • Find out about the Utah Compact
  • Discover how other states have learned from Arizona's actions
  • Discuss other solutions to the immigration problem
  • Meet national leaders concerned about fixing the immigration problem

Conference Reports & Papers

  • Stop the Convention [Full] [Summary]
  • Rising Tide or Shrinking Pie [Full] [Summary]
  • Lessons from the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act [PDFl]
  • Texas House Bill 2757 [PDF]
  • Utah House Bill 466 - Migrant Workers [As Signed]
  • Illegal Immigration, A Daryl Williams Essay [PDF]
  • Mero Moment: Extremism Is a Vice [Link]
  • AZEIR Immigration Alternative [PDF]

Conference Presentations

Below are papers and presentations given at the Arizona Immigration Solutions Conference

Panel Title - Presenter Presentation
Pre-show Presentation Immigration Statistics - Landfried

Immigration Realities

"Stop the Conference" - Fitz and Kelley

"Rising Tide or Shrinking Pie" - Hinojosa and Fitz

"Lessons from the 2007 Legal Arizona Workers Act" - Lofstrom

Myths & Facts: Crime Statistics and Immigration - Aguilla





The Utah Compact

Origin and Application of the Utah Compact - Mathis

The Utah Compact: A Morman Perspective - Williams



Voice for a Better Approach


Finding A New Arizona Solution

Arizona Chamber of Commerce - Hamer

The Hoover Plan For Immigration Reform - Hoover

Ellis Island As A Framework For Immigration Reform - Landfried





Photos & Video

Photos and video clips from the conference presentations


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Audience at Flagstaff AISC on August 27, 2011

High Country Conference Center
201 West Butler Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: 928-523-9521 www.highcountryconferencecenter.com


Glenn Hamer Remarks On Need For Immigration Solutions


Conference Sponsors Business, Faith and Community Leaders Coming Together to find better immigration solutions

For the first time, a broad coalition of business leaders, faith leaders, community leaders, academics and law enforcement leaders have come together to ask the simple question "is there a better way to solve the immigration problem?" These organizations are made up of many of the state's most forward thinking and practical leaders who share one goal: solving the problem.

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