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MDC to Host Forum on What Would Immigration Reform Mean for Miami?

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Miami, May 2, 2013 - Miami Dade College (MDC) Wolfson Campus will host a Zocaló / Azteca America public forum titled What Would Immigration Reform Mean for Miami? The event will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 10, at MDC’s historic Freedom Tower, which once served as an immigration processing center for Cuban refugees. This event is free and open to the public, and there will be a reception following the discussion. 

Moderated by New America Foundation Vice President Andrés Martinez, the forum will focus on how immigration reform promises to transform life in South Florida. How will it change Miami’s economy, schools and politics as more people become able to start businesses, pursue higher education and participate fully in civic life without fear of legal repercussions? And there are also potential challenges to consider, from higher labor costs to increased demand for already strained public services.  

Guests will include U.S. Congressman Mario Diaz-BalartTIME Magazine Senior National Correspondent Michael Grunwald, Haitian Women of Miami Executive Director Marleine Bastien, and Miami-Dade County Chief Economist Robert Cruz.

MDC to Host Forum on What Would Immigration Reform Mean for Miami?

  • WHEN: Friday, May 10, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • WHERE: MDC’s Freedom Tower 600 Biscayne Blvd.

To RSVP, please visit, or contact Jennifer Y. Lee at 424-229-9493 / 626-354-9724.  


Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949,, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Kai Hill, 305-237-3359,, media specialist
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366,, media specialist

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