Town SquareCivic discussions about town
About Town Square
Town Square is a Seattle Channel series dedicated to connecting people and ideas. With lectures, debates, and forums recorded around the city at places such as Town Hall, the Seattle Public Library, and the Central District Forum of Arts and Ideas, Town Square brings interesting and provocative conversations to cable TV and the web.
Immigrants have made countless contributions to American society. They have generated economic growth, enriched our culture, and contributed to our collective civic life. However, immigration policies have at times generated uncertainty and anxiety. How can we separate legitimate concerns about immigration from irrational worry? How might federal policies be changed to harness the benefits of immigration for all Americans while mitigating legitimate concerns?
Congressman Adam Smith, 9th District
Professor Charles Hirschman, Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, UW
Professor Christine Cimini, University of Washington School of Law
Mozhdeh Oskouian, Directing Attorney, Seattle Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Thiago Marques, Ph.D. student, School of Sociology, University of Washington