Watch live: McCain, Schwarzenegger, Fox headline immigration forum Tuesday

Former California GOP Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will appear with two of the eight sponsors of a bipartisan Senate immigration reform bill at Tuesday’s forum at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Also on the bill are the mayor of Los Angeles and the former president of Mexico, Vincente Fox.

The event begins at 11 a.m. MDT and will be live-streamed online by the Sol Price School of Public Policy at USC.

Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz. and Michael Bennet, D-Colo., will participate, as will former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaigosa and Fox, who will speak at 1:30 p.m. MDT.

The Schwarzenegger Institute is house at the Price School and is “committed to advancing post-partisanship, by which leaders put people over political parties and work together to find the best ideas and solutions to benefit the people they serve.”

A news release from USC follows. Times are listed in Pacific Daylight Time, an hour earlier than MDT.

 

TOMORROW: Live webcast of USC Schwarzenegger Institute Forum on Immigration Reform

Senators John McCain and Michael Bennet among influential figures to participate in pivotal and timely discussion to be streamed live at priceschool.usc.edu

WHAT: Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will host a historic immigration reform event on Tuesday, April 30. The event will feature Sens. John McCain and Michael Bennet, co-authors of the bipartisan immigration reform bill, who will participate in a dialogue about the legislative path to comprehensive immigration reform. Former U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and USC Professor Dowell Myers will discuss the importance of immigration reform to the U.S. economy and jobs. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will give remarks before former President of Mexico Vicente Fox closes the event by providing a global perspective on U.S. immigration reform.

WHO: Speakers for the panels, to be streamed live online at priceschool.usc.edu, include:

The Legislative Path to Reform (10 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.)

  • Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.)
  • Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Governor of California
  • Moderated by Ann Compton, White House correspondent for ABC News Radio

Immigration Reform and the Economy (11:25 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.)

  • Carlos Gutierrez, former U.S. Commerce Secretary
  • Dowell Myers, professor of policy and demography, USC Price School of Public Policy
  • Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, professor of sociology, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Moderated by Ann Compton, White House correspondent for ABC News Radio

Remarks by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Global Perspective on Immigration Reform (12:30 to 1:30 p.m.)

  • Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico
  • Moderated by Gabriela Teissier, co-anchor for “Noticias 34: Primera Edicion,” Univison 34

WHEN: Tuesday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: University of Southern California, Town and Gown Ballroom
About the USC Schwarzenegger Institute
The USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy is committed to advancing post-partisanship, by which leaders put people over political parties and work together to find the best ideas and solutions to benefit the people they serve. Housed in the Sol Price School of Public Policy, the Institute will focus on state and global policy and will bring the best thought leaders together from business, government, non-profits, and academia, where together they will work to develop real-world, sustainable solutions to the critical issues of our day.

Dan Popkey came to Idaho in 1984 to work as a police reporter. Since 1987, he has covered politics and has reported on 25 sessions of the Legislature. Dan has a bachelor's in political science from Santa Clara University and a master's in journalism from Columbia University. He was a Congressional Fellow of the American Political Science Association and a Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan. A former page in the U.S. House of Representatives, he graduated Capitol Page High School in 1976. In 2007, he led the Statesman’s coverage of the Sen. Larry Craig sex scandal, which was one of three Pulitzer Prize finalists in breaking news. In 2003, he won the Ted M. Natt First Amendment award from the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association for coverage of University Place, the University of Idaho’s troubled real estate development in Boise. Dan helped start the community reading project "Big Read." He has two children in college and lives on the Boise Bench with an old gray cat.

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