Barry Jackson and Felicia Escobar deliver keynote addresses at the Dreier Roundtable conversation on immigration reform for STEM graduate visas, March 26, 2015.

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Dreier Roundtable keynotes focus on bridging immigration divide in Washington

March 26, 2015, Fred Dews

Today, the Dreier Roundtable and Brookings hosted the roundtable's inaugural conference in Washington, DC, focusing on how to retain foreign graduates of U.S. universities in STEM fields. Following opening remarks by David Dreier, former member of Congress and now a Brookings Distinguished Fellow, and a panel discussion led by Bill Antholis, director and CEO of the Miller Center at the University of Virginia and a former Brookings scholar, closing keynote addresses were delivered by Barry Jackson and Felicia Escobar. Jackson is managing director of The Lindsey Group and is former chief of staff to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) as well as a former adviser to President George W. Bush. Escobar is currently special assistant to the president for immigration policy.

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