This event will discuss the cost savings of implementing immigration reform. As it turns out, doing the right thing is actually economically advantageous. Who knew?

Houston folks are welcome to pop in, 8-10 a.m. at the Rice Memorial Center Ballroom on the Rice University Campus. The event is free and includes a continental breakfast.

Moderated by Professor Stephen Klineberg from Rice University, the event will feature the following speakers:

  • Business: Larry Kellner – Greater Houston Partnership and former CEO of Continental Airlines
  • Social Services: Deacon Joe Rubio – Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
  • Medical: David Lopez – Harris County Hospital District
  • Education: Juliet Stipeche – HISD Board of Trustees
  • Law Enforcement: Harris County Sheriff’s Department


‘When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong.

‘The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself,

for you were aliens in the land of Egypt; I am the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 19:33-34

AJC’s Bridging America Task Force

Marcia and Mike Nichols – Immigration Summit Chairs

Steve Amstutz Dawn Lin

Alan Bernstein Jorge Mancilla

Deise Blankfeld Stan Marek

Bob Borochoff Rabbi Steve Morgen

Beto Cardenas Dr. Steve Murdock

Reverend Mike Cole Laura Perez-Boston

Most Reverend Joseph Fiorenza Bishop Mike Rinehart

The Honorable Charles Foster Dinesh Shah

Commissioner Sylvia Garcia Richard Shaw

Dr. Fena Garza Martin Siegel

Benito Juarez Daniel Stoecker

Dr. Stephen Klineberg John Wilburn

Nat Levy