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Crossing Borders



Ali Noorani
Author and CEO
Arizona State University Social Transformation Lab
National Immigration Forum

Ali Noorani is president and chief executive officer of the National
Immigration Forum, a nonpartisan advocacy organization working with
faith, law enforcement, and business leaders to promote the value of
immigrants and immigration. Through innovative constituency,
communications, and advocacy strategies, he is one of the nation’s most
creative coalition builders. Mr. Noorani also is the author of “There
Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the
Challenge of American Immigration” and the upcoming “Crossing Borders:
The Reconciliation of a Nation of Immigrants,” as well as host of the
“Only in America” podcast. He is an Emerson Dial fellow, a fellow at the
Arizona State University Social Transformation Lab, and a member of the
Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Noorani holds a Master’s degree in
Public Health from Boston University and a Bachelor’s degree from the
University of California, Berkeley.

Michelle Hackman
Immigration Reporter
The Wall Street Journal

Michelle Hackman is a reporter in the Wall Street Journal’s Washington
bureau, where she writes about immigration issues and the Department of
Homeland Security. She has covered every aspect of the U.S. immigration
system, from the border to legal and employment-based immigration,
refugee resettlement, the care of unaccompanied children, immigration
enforcement, and relevant legislation on Capitol Hill. Ms. Hackman first
joined the Wall Street Journal in 2016 and previously wrote about
health and education policy. She is the 2017 winner of the Everett
McKinley Dirksen Award for outstanding reporting on Congress and was a
2018 Arthur Burns Fellow. A daughter of Persian-Jewish immigrants, Ms.
Hackman grew up in New York and graduated from Yale University in 2015.

Stephen Yale-Loehr
Professor of Immigration Law Practice
Cornell Law School

Stephen Yale-Loehr is Professor of Immigration Practice at Cornell Law
School and of counsel at Miller Mayer in Ithaca, New York. He also
directs the Immigration Law and Policy Center at Cornell Law and is a
faculty fellow for the Cornell Migrations initiative as well as a
non-resident fellow at the Migration Policy Institute. Professor
Yale-Loehr has practiced immigration law for over 35 years and is
co-author of the leading immigration law treatise “Immigration Law and
Procedure,” published by LexisNexis, as well as the co-author or editor
of many other books. He is a national expert on immigration law and has
often testified before Congress. Professor Yale-Loehr received his
Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and his Juris Doctor degree
from Cornell Law School.