Colorado, National Leaders to Hold Forum on Immigration

May 9, 2013

Contact: Cristal Logan
Director, Aspen Community Programs
The Aspen Institute
Tel. 970-544-7929

Colorado, National Leaders to Hold Forum on Immigration
Representatives from Sen. Bennet’s Office, White House, Commerce Department to Join Business, Law Enforcement Leaders 

Aspen, CO, May 9, 2013 –– As Congress takes up the Senate Gang of Eight’s broad immigration reform proposal, top Colorado and national business, law enforcement, and government leaders are coming together for a solutions-based conversation on immigration reform. Building on Aspen’s long established culture of thought and engagement, leaders from the White House, the US Department of Commerce, and Colorado’s business and law enforcement communities will come together at a pivotal moment in the immigration reform debate.

These leaders will gather May 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the St. Regis Aspen Resort, 315 E. Dean Street, for a summit co-sponsored by the Aspen Chamber and Resort Association and the Aspen Institute, with the support of the National Immigration Forum. The event will bridge the range of work happening on the ground in Colorado with that of the National Immigration Forum, where leaders from across the political spectrum have gathered for conversations on how to move our nation forward on immigration.

Speakers include:
Ann Allott, Allott Immigration Law Firm, Denver, Colorado
Dr. Mark Doms, Undersecretary for Economic Affairs, US Department of Commerce
Sarah Hughes, Office of US Sen. Michael Bennet
Warren Klug, General Manager, Aspen Square Condominiums
Ari Matusiak, Special Assistant to the President and Director of Private Sector Engagement at the White House
Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum
Mark Shurtleff, Republican Former Attorney General of Utah
Nan Stockholm Walden, Farmers Investment Company
John Suthers, Republican Attorney General of Colorado
Steve Wickes, Aspen Institute moderator

This event is free and open to the public, RSVPs to (970) 925-1940 are required.  Please contact Brett Hunt at or (602) 463-2991 with questions on the forum. 

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