Video: Immigration Reform - The Opportunities for Minneapolis-Saint Paul and Beyond

A July 15 AS/COA public luncheon in Minneapolis, Minnesota explored how passage of comprehensive immigration reform legislation would reshape national policies toward immigrants, as well as how local communities can maximize the economic and civic contributions of their immigrant populations. The speakers also looked at how reforms would impact the Minneapolis-Saint Paul economy and local businesses. The lunch was part of AS/COA’s Immigration and Integration Initiative, supported by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, which is working in new immigrant gateway cities to raise public awareness of the role immigrants play in local economies and nationally.


  • Carlos M. Gutierrez, Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce; Chairman, Republicans for Immigration Reform; Vice Chairman, Albright Stonebridge Group
  • R.T. Rybak, Mayor, City of Minneapolis
  • Paul Williams, Deputy Mayor, City of Saint Paul