An update on immigration and the challenges of passing the current immigration bill in the U.S.Congress was the focus of discussion during APCO’sInternational Advisory Council (IAC) and Global PoliticalStrategies (GPS) meeting on June 20, 2013. Eduardo Aguirre, former U.S. ambassador to Spain and former director of immigration services in the U.S.Department of Homeland Security, opened the discussion noting that immigration law is probably the most complex set of laws in the United States today and, like an onion, the law has so many layers that some of them seemingly contradict each other. It is the subject of a lot of demagoguery — making it one of the most polarizing and highly political issues in the United States.

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Eduardo Aguirre

Eduardo Aguirre is former U.S. ambassador to Spain and Andorra. His 40-year career spans government service, banking and business consulting. Read More

J. Joseph Grandmaison

J. Joseph Grandmaison is a former member of the board of directors of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. He was nominated for the position by President George W. Bush in November 2001 for a term that expired in July 2009. Read More