Poynter Beat Academy Webinar: Immigration in Focus – How Domestic Labor Demand and Politically-Driven Immigrant Busing Expose Flaws in the System
Event Date: March 14, 2024
Event Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT

The Poynter Institute’s Beat Academy delivers the latest knowledge that journalists need to cover critical topics of deep importance to their communities. This webinar series, running from February to September, equips journalists with beat expertise, data know-how and excellent local and national sources. The OAB is covering the $75 enrollment fee for a limited number of news staff at OAB member stations. Enrollment includes all webinars and access to recordings. Registration is required After the OAB submits your registration to Poynter, you will receive an auto-generated email invitation from Poynter to join the Beat Academy. Please contact the OAB's Mariah West if you have questions or need additional information.

About this session:

From the Mexico border to Chicago’s Loop and all spots in between, communities throughout America wrestle with, benefit from and contest the arrival of immigrants. We continue our deep dive into the broken immigration system, and how it morphs from year to year. In this webinar you will:
  • See how the Texas busing program exposes the weak spots in the legal immigration system.
  • Get a handle on how you can identify the industries and employers who are seeking immigrant workers in your area.
  • Sharpen your understanding of the rules and steps of legal immigration.