First District Republican Congressman Raul Labrador is among five panelists on an hour-long forum,“Respecting Families and the Rule of Law: A Lasting Immigration Policy.” The panel begins at 12:45 p.m. MDT.
The annual three-day get-together, known as “CPAC,” is a star-studded event and must-go for aspiring presidents. Headliners include Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and the GOP’s last two vice presidential nominees, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has not been invited, sparking some controversy.
The panel featuring Labrador will be held in the main meeting space, the Potomac Ballroom, at the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, Md. Among the three competing smaller breakout sessions is one featuring political analyst Dick Morris.
The immigration panel will be moderated by Helen Aguirre Ferré, host of “Zona Politica.” Other panelists: Dr. Whit Ayres, President, North Star Opinion Research; Dan Garza, Executive Director, The LIBRE Initiative; Helen Krieble, Founder and President, The Vernon K. Krieble Foundation; and Jenny Korn, Executive Director, American Action Network.
Labrador has said his decision on whether to challenge Gov. Butch Otter in the May 2014 GOP primary hinges on prospects of immigration reform in the current Congress.