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Immigration correspondent Preston explores politics behind potential reform

Immigration correspondent Preston explores politics behind potential reform

In June 2013, for the first time since 1986, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that would reform nationwide immigration laws. The bill is expected to be debated on the floor of the House of Representatives this fall. If it’s passed, it will overhaul the modern immigration system, potentially legalizing undocumented immigrants currently living in the U.S. The immigration debate and potential consequences of this bill’s passage will be of paramount importance in the coming months for Julia Preston, the national immigration correspondent for The New York Times.

Preston will make her Chautauqua debut at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Hall of Philosophy in a talk on the politics behind immigration reform and the evolving concept of American nationality. Her talk is the penultimate lecture in this season’s Contemporary Issues Forum, a Saturday speaker series sponsored by the Chautauqua Women’s Club.