Open to the Public, Talks & Lectures, University-wide
26 Apr 2017
Babbio 219

Immigration in Trump's America

Javier Palomarez, President & CEO, US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

ABSTRACT
This forum revolves around immigration as it relates to changes of policy under President Donald J. Trump, and the critical importance of immigration on the economic health of the United States.

BIOGRAPHY
Javier Palomarez is the president and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), America's largest Hispanic business association. The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development, and interests of more than 4.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $668 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of 260 major American corporations and operates through a network of 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide. He is the recipient of the Bnai Zion "Humanitarian of the Year" award, and in 2014 Palomarez received an honorary Doctorate from Westminster College, Utah's premier Liberal Arts institution. In 2015 he was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Medallion from National 4-H Council and was recognized by the Government of Mexico with the Ohtli Award, the highest honor bestowed upon foreign citizens.

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