Gaps between perception and reality, and ideas for closing for them, were a big part of the discussion as journalists and academics examined legal and economic issues connected to immigration during a conference Friday, Sept. 30 at the Nieman Foundation. “The Futures of Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue,” co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Education, addressed immigration topics such as the law, economics, and the future impact of the new arrivals’ children on U.S. labor markets and culture.

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