Summit to examine issues surrounding undocumented residents

Kinder Institute, American Jewish Committee to host Immigration Summit: The Cost Savings of Implementing Immigration Reform

Rice News staff

Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and the Houston chapter of the American Jewish Committee will host Immigration Summit: The Cost Savings of Implementing Immigration Reform Jan. 10 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Rice Memorial Center’s Grand Hall.


The event will feature an in-depth discussion of the many issues surrounding undocumented residents, including education, health care, labor and security.

“By providing the facts and separating the fears and fiction associated with the immigration issue, participants can respond effectively to both the challenges and the opportunities of today’s immigrant experience,” said Steve Klineberg, co-director of the Kinder Institute, who will moderate the event.

Speakers for the event include Klineberg; Rice trustee Larry Kellner, chair of the Greater Houston Partnership; Deacon Joe Rubio, vice president of community relations and advocacy, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston; David Lopez, CEO of the Harris County Hospital District; Juliet Stipeche, member of the Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees; Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia; and Alberto Cardenas Jr., counsel at Vinson & Elkins LLP.

To attend, RSVP to by noon Jan. 9. For more information, visit or

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