Tamar Jacoby, president and CEO of ImmigrationWorks USA and former senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute tackled hard questions of the immigration debate at the May 1st, 2013 Young Leaders Circle. Jacoby answered such inquiries as: Is comprehensive immigration reform even possible? If so, what are the steps that need to be taken in order to achieve bi-partisan cooperation? And what challenges does the GOP face? Jacoby revealed the effects that immigration will have on the American economy if these challenges are not solved, and reforms are not made.
Tamar Jacoby is a nationally known journalist and author and is currently a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, among numerous other publications. She is author of Someone Else’s House: America’s Unfinished Struggle for Integration, and editor of Reinventing the Melting Pot: The New Immigrants and What It Means To Be American. From 1989 to 2007, Tamar was a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Before that, she was a senior writer and justice editor for Newsweek. From 1981 to 1987, she was the deputy editor of The New York Times op-ed page.