Midwest Summit - October 12, 2012

The Midwest is a politically powerful region with a broad-based economy and increasingly diverse population. Immigration solutions that grow communities and increase competitiveness are key to the region’s prosperity. At the Midwest Summit, leaders from the business, faith and law enforcement communities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin gathered to discuss these issues, as well as what immigration means to the region and how the federal government can provide commonsense immigration solutions.

Conservative activist Grover Norquist addressed more than 80 faith, law enforcement and business leaders from across the Midwest to discuss the need for common-sense immigration solutions. Mr. Norquist was the keynote speaker at the Midwest Summit: Forging a New Consensus on Immigrants and America. Watch a recording of the keynote address on the video below.

The keynote was followed by a panel of law enforcement experts tackling the subject of how the region’s sense of public safety hinges on the relationship between immigrants and law enforcement. The panel, moderated by Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, featured Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller; Garden City, Kansas, Chief of Police James Hawkins; and Sheriff Mark Curran, Jr. of Lake County, Illinois. Watch a recording of the panel discussion on the video below.



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