The Border Wall: Immigration and Construction

The “border wall” has been a key element of President Trump’s speeches since the beginning of his campaign, but how would such a barrier, combined with the administration’s immigration policies, impact the architecture and construction industries? Artists, architects, labor experts, immigration advocates and contractors will discuss their understanding of the implications of this administration’s policies on our built environment.

Panel 1: The Border Panel – Moderator: James Heard
Ronald Rael, Ana Teresa Fernandez, Ane Gonzalez Lara

Panel 2: The Immigration Panel – Moderator: Neeraj Bhatia
Carlos Martin, Cesar Lopez, Mabel Wilson

Panel 3: The Labor Panel – Moderator: Irene Cheng
Carlos Porras, Margie O’Driscoll, Nathan Friedman

Full Group Discussion – Moderators: Ashton Hamm & Peggy Deamer
Discussion among all panelists

Photo by Patrick McAndrews


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