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Panel tackles pertinent immigration questions

Last week's event in the series "Conflict. Civility. Respect. Peace. Northeastern Reflects" asked the question, "What is America"?

In many ways, this pres­i­den­tial race has been unlike others before it—Democratic nom­inee Hillary Clinton is the first female pres­i­den­tial nom­inee of a major party, while Repub­lican nom­inee Donald Trump has bucked tra­di­tion at nearly every turn on the cam­paign trail.

Though it gen­er­ally arises as an issue every four years, an intense debate about immi­gra­tion poli­cies and reform among polit­ical can­di­dates and civil­ians alike has been stoked by one of Trump’s cam­paign plat­forms: a promise to “build a wall” across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Pan­elists during a Wednesday evening dis­cus­sion at Northeastern—titled “What is America? Glob­al­iza­tion and the new age of migration”—posited that sen­ti­ments of accepting then rebuking immi­grants has long been a pat­tern throughout Amer­ican his­tory, though the tone of the rhetoric during this pres­i­den­tial cycle in par­tic­ular is new.

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