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Smithsonian Secretary David J. Skorton, M.D., asks: How do our country’s immigrants contribute to the nation as a whole today? What may be different in these times versus the past? What is gained and what is lost when immigrants come to America and merge their heritage with American culture?


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Ali Noorani

Executive Director, National Immigration Forum

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Jeremy Robbins

Executive Director, New American Economy

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Ana Quintana

Policy Analyst - Latin America and the Western Hemisphere, The Heritage Foundation

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Beth Werlin

Executive Director, American Immigration Council


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